Protein-rich diets can help cut stroke risk, scientists say

Protein rich diets containing lots of fish such as salmon can help cut strokes.
Protein rich diets containing lots of fish such as salmon can help cut strokes. Credit: PA

High protein diets rich in fish can help cut the risk of strokes, scientists claim.

A study of over 200,000 participants over 14 years found those who ate the most protein were 20 per cent less likely to suffer a stroke.

Dr Xinfeng Liu, from Nanjing University School of Medicine in China, said: "The amount of protein that led to the reduced risk was moderate - equal to 20 grams per day."

An estimated 1.4 million stroke deaths could be prevented worldwide each year by higher protein consumption, he said.

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