Vegetarians and Stroke Risk Factors—Animal Protein?

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NutritionFacts .org
24 Aug 2020

Animal protein and stroke risk: Might increases in the cancer-promoting growth hormone IGF-1 help promote brain artery integrity?

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If you’re not familiar with IGF-1, a good primer is Animal Protein Compared to Cigarette Smoking ( or How Not to Die from Cancer (

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This is the 8th in a 12-part series on vegetarian stroke risk. If you missed any of the previous videos, check out:
• What to Eat for Stroke Prevention (
• What Not to Eat for Stroke Prevention (
• Do Vegetarians Really Have Higher Stroke Risk? (
• Vegetarians and Stroke Risk Factors—Vitamin D? (
• Vegetarians and Stroke Risk Factors—Omega 3s? (
• Vegetarians and Stroke Risk Factors—Vegan Junk Food? (
• Vegetarians and Stroke Risk Factors—Saturated Fat? (

Coming up we turn to what I think is actually going on:
• Vegetarians and Stroke Risk Factors—Vitamin B12 & Homocysteine? (
• How to Test for Functional Vitamin B12 Deficiency (
• Should Vegetarians Take Creatine to Normalize Homocysteine? (
• The Efficacy and Safety of Creatine for High Homocysteine (

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