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A 18-year-old female asked:

what happens when you eat too much protein? something about too much nitrogen in your system?

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Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 30 years experience
That's right: This is only a problem for people with kidney disease however. If you have kidney failure, one should not eat too much protein; how much you can eat depends on how severe the kidney disease is and how much you weigh. Most studies have shown that people who have normal kidneys can tolerate a high protein diet just fine.

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