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A 36-year-old member asked:

Do protein shakes overload liver?

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Dr. C. andrew Hunt
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics 29 years experience
No: They may not overload the liver, but they can force the kidney to work a bit harder. If yyour kidneys are compromised in any way, you need to reduce the amount of protein you take in. Humans can only absorb less than 2 grams of protein/kg of body weight at the absolute maximum....The rest is just excess calories.
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