Protein in the Media: Sensationalism or Science?
Once again, the media has made some sensationalistic headlines regarding protein intake:
When something like this pops up, I generally get a plethora of emails asking my opinion; more often than not, it just requires a deeper look at the actual study. And, unfortunately, a bit of a background check into the study authors. Some key points from the study at hand:
The low protein cohort 9.8% died of cancer. In the moderate and high protein diet 10.1% and 9.0% died of cancer.
Jumping to conclusions about protein intake and cancer, based on this, is borderline negligent.
Another interesting point: The authors state their was a “non-significant trend” in that soy based protein was better that casein”. Luongo is quoted as saying “Some proteins are better for you than others, for example plant-based proteins like beans”. No where in the data is this shown, and there was no difference in tumor growth.
Last point, but an important one: Luongo, the lead researcher, is the founder of L-Nutra, a company that makes plant based meal replacement drinks.
Verdict? Flawed biased science and media sensationalism.
15 cal AD
12 walking lunges
6 tire flips
rest 2 min
– heavy tire is desired, if not available, sub ball slams
A. Close grip bench press 3-4×3; rest as needed
B. emom – 10mins
odd – 10 T2B
even – 5 PC + Jerk 135/95#
75 wall balls 20/14# 10/9′ target
– build per set on CGBP
– focus on breathing in emom TnG for PC+Jerk
– post times for workout
1 min AD
1 min Row
1 min jog
1 min FLR
1 min jump rope
1 min crawl
– all easy pace
A. 3 positions hang power clean – high hang, mid thigh, below the knee; 1.1.1 x 5; rest 2 min
B. 5 sets – every 2 min – Segmented clean DL x 2 (build from 255#)
C. For time:
3 rounds for time:
100m double KB front rack carry 100m
8 med ball 2 shoulder (150#)
Row 30 sec @80%
Rest walk 30 sec
Run 30 sec @80%
Rest walk 30 sec