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does protein overdose cause kidney damage?

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Dr. Reginald Gohh
30 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Should not: Ingestion of large amounts of protein (for example protein supplements) should not have any deleterious effects on kidney function if you have normal kidneys. Proteins are broken down and then removed through the kidneys. Therefore, high protein diets tend to make the kidneys work harder and should be avoided in patients with preexisting kidney disease.
Answered on Oct 4, 2017
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