Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. March 25, 1-2 pm
11:47 am
Tue March 25, 2014

The High Protein Diet

Earlier this month, researchers at the University of Southern California published the results of an 18-year study, correlating high animal protein intake in middle-aged people to a high risk of cancer. At the same time, researchers found that high levels of animal protein are beneficial to people 65 and older. 

We take an in-depth look at the high-protein diet, made popular by the Atkins and Paleo diets. Our guests: Dr. Gerard Mullin, director of Integrative Gastroenterology Nutrition Services at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, and author of "The Inside Tract: Your Good Gut Guide to Great Digestive Health," and Angela Ginn-Meadow, food and nutrition expert for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

New research suggests that people younger than 65 might be at a higher risk for cancer if they eat a diet high in protein.

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