Published: Mar 07, 2014 8:13 AM EST

A new controversial study shows eating a diet rich in animal proteins during middle age makes you four times more likely to die of cancer than someone with a low-protein diet .

That's a mortality risk factor comparable to smoking. Before you change your diet, WINK News Fitness Expert Mike Drumm joined WINK News This Morning to talk about the impact a high protein diet has on longevity and explain that what's good for you at one age may be damaging at another.