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Do high protein diets lead to protein buildup in your heart (amyloidosis)?

6 doctors weighed in across 3 answers
Dr. Shaym Puppala answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

No: Amyloidosis is indeed an abnormal build-up of proteins in the tissues which can contribute to a number of problems including cardiomyopathy. It has a number of different causes, including genetics, chronic inflammation, and neoplastic/cancerous causes. The proteins are being made by the person's own cells, and are not directly coming from the diet.

Answered 6/25/2020


Dr. Calvin Weisberger answered

Specializes in

Diet: Amyloidosis is not a diet related condition. It is a genetically mediated condition and can also be related to protein production triggered by certain malignancies.

Answered 4/16/2013


Dr. Rick Koch answered

Specializes in Cardiology

Amyloid : Is not related to dietary intake.

Answered 5/23/2013



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