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A 23-year-old male asked:

Does excessive intake of proteins (free proteins) stored as fat ?

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Dr. Martin Fried
Nutrition 37 years experience
Yes: Excess calories of any nature, regardless of the source, will be stored by the body as fat.

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Kent, WA
A 19-year-old male asked:

Does excessive protein turned to fat?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
No: Excessive protein will be metabolized as energy and therefore will slow the process of metabolism of the fat you have already. But protein is not converted into fat directly.
Last updated Nov 21, 2013


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