Dividing participants into five groups based on how much protein they ate, the researchers found those who ate the most, or around 111 grams per day, were 17 percent more likely to develop diabetes than those who ate the least, or around 72 grams per day.
Specifically, those who ate the most animal protein, or 78 grams per day, were 22 percent more likely to be diagnosed with diabetes than those who ate the least, around 36 grams per day, according to results published in Diabetes Care.
That’s only a modest increase on an individual level, Hu said.
People who ate the most protein got about 15 percent of their calories from red meat, processed meat, poultry, fish and dairy, which appears to be too much, Hu said.
This is just ludicrous anti-meat propaganda masquerading as “science.” The simple truth is that the higher your carbohydrate intake is, the more likely you are to succumb to Type 2 diabetes.
If the people who got the most protein got fifteen percent of their calories from red meat, then they likely ate the highest amount of carbohydrates as well.