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According to new research, it may have something to do with the proteins in the foods we eat, which may have a protective effect on our health.
Researchers found that eating foods rich in protein actually had a negative impact on the body’s immune system, causing it to develop a more aggressive response to infection.
The finding has been supported by a recent study by researchers at Columbia University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Harvard Medical School.
The study’s lead author, Matthew C. Lantz, PhD, a professor of nutrition and epidemiology, said the findings show that proteins in our diet are “potentially the single most important dietary component” to help protect us against infection.
Lott and his team have been investigating the effects of protein on the immune system since 2003.
They published their findings in the journal Immunity.
“The most common dietary protein in the United States is chicken, but a number of studies have also found that the consumption of other protein sources may also have a positive impact on immune system function,” Lantz told CNN.
“In fact, people who consume more animal protein have lower rates of C. difficile infection, which is a risk factor for the development of C difficiles and other infectious diseases.”
Lantz and his colleagues studied the immune response to chicken, turkey, beef, and pork.
They also examined the immune responses to other proteins, including whey protein, soy protein, and casein.
After eating a diet high in meat, poultry, and beef, participants consumed two meals with proteins: chicken breast and turkey breast.
“When we added whey, we found that it significantly increased the immune status of the participants, so it’s possible that this protein is protective in other ways,” Lott said.
“For example, whey may help to protect against bacterial infections, as it has antimicrobial properties.”
Whey protein also appears to help the body break down the fats in meats, and increase its production of insulin-like growth factor 1, which Lott explained is a protein that helps the body absorb glucose from the blood and use it to produce energy.
“It appears that whey helps protect against C. mutans, as well as other pathogens,” Lotti said.
Lotti also said that wheys may have other health benefits, including helping prevent weight gain and keeping your body fat low.
“Whey has been used in cooking for hundreds of years, but we haven’t really studied whey specifically in this way,” he said.
The researchers then looked at the effect of different protein sources on different types of C, including S. mutan, a bacterium that is common in hospitals and hospitals, and E. coli.
They found that a high intake of whey and caseas decreased the number of C mutations in the cells of the blood, but not the total number.
“As the number and the mutation rate of C are related to the protein content, wheys and casea appear to be protective,” Lotta said.
Researchers also found a negative correlation between whey intake and the number, the mutation and the severity of C infections.
They were surprised to find that the number did not decrease as the number increased.
Lotta explained that there are two types of bacteria in the body.
One type is called S.mutans, which can cause severe diarrhea, fever, and respiratory problems.
The other type, E.coli, can cause stomach ulcers and cause respiratory distress.
The scientists looked at this correlation in detail to understand what factors contribute to the relationship between the two types.
“What we found was that the higher the consumption level of wheys, the more severe the diarrhea, the higher were the bacteria, the bacteria that produce the diarrhea,” Loti said.
According to the study, the protein from chicken was particularly protective against E. coli, as whey proteins have an inhibitory effect on the bacteria.
However, the study did not prove that the whey had any impact on C. Mutans.
The findings suggest that the protein might have a more protective effect in situations like hospitals and intensive care units.
Loti and his research team are now looking at whey supplements and other proteins to further understand how the body develops immunity to C. The research was supported by the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation.