Vegan proteins may reduce risk of cancer, obesity, and cardiovascular disease by promoting increased glucagon activity.

@article{McCarty1999VeganPM,
  title={Vegan proteins may reduce risk of cancer, obesity, and cardiovascular disease by promoting increased glucagon activity.},
  author={Mark Frederick McCarty},
  journal={Medical hypotheses},
  year={1999},
  volume={53 6},
  pages={459-85}
}
Amino acids modulate the secretion of both insulin and glucagon; the composition of dietary protein therefore has the potential to influence the balance of glucagon and insulin activity. Soy protein, as well as many other vegan proteins, are higher in non-essential amino acids than most animal-derived food proteins, and as a result should preferentially favor glucagon production. Acting on hepatocytes, glucagon promotes (and insulin inhibits) cAMP-dependent mechanisms that down-regulate… CONTINUE READING
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