It is widely known how a high overall protein and animal protein intake is associated with the high risk of Type 2 Diabetes. Eating plenty of red meat also lands you with the same risk.

Even then, the different source of dietary protein and the risk it poses for Type 2 diabetes has never been learned before.

The study concluded on how intake of plant proteins put us at a much lower risk of type2 diabetes than animal protein - not only a lower risk but m.

The research was conducted by analyzing the diets of 2,332 men who were between 42 and 60 years of age and who did not have type 2 diabetes at the baseline year of 1984-1989 and following-up for 19 years.

Of these, 432 men were diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. The results of the study are as follows:

Replacing animal protein with plant protein can reduce diabetes risk:

Men with a habit of taking plant protein usually have a healthier lifestyle – but that alone cannot explain them proving to be a lower risk of diabetes.

  1. The research analysis found that the risk of men with the high intake of plant protein was at a 35 percent smaller risk of developing type 2 diabetes than those with the lowest intake of plant protein.
  2. Further, using a computational model, the researchers estimated that replacing approximately 5 grams of animal protein with plant protein daily would reduce the risk of diabetes by 18 percent.
  3. Intake of plant protein also ensures a lower blood glucose levels, a probable linkage of plant protein with reduced diabetes risk.
  4. An undisputed result that emerged from the research was how the high intake of meat is associated with a higher risk of type 2 diabetes. The consumption of meat in general, including processed and unprocessed red meat, white meat and variety meats established a strong connection with the risk of type 2 diabetes.
  5. The link between meat consumption and being at a higher risk of diabetes is likely linked to the other compounds found in meat than the protein element, as meat protein is never associated with the risk of diabetes.

The intake of no other protein – be it animal protein, fish protein or dairy protein were not associated with the risk of type 2 diabetes.

The findings indicate that a diet preferring plant protein may actually help prevent type 2 diabetes.

The result came published in the British Journal of Nutrition