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Is 100mg of protein too much?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 49 years experience
No.: Not for most people! unless you have major liver or kidney disease it is not. But intake should be slightly less than 1 gram per 2 pounds of body weight, after which will help your low carb diet, but will not help increase muscle mass if exercising!

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A 16-year-old male asked:

How much protein is too much?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 41 years experience
No consensus but...: It is probably more common for people to get too much protein rather than not enough, but there is no consensus as to what constitutes too much. 30-60 grams of protein is enough for most people but many americans get 100-160 grams a day. Too much protein increases risk of osteoporois and other problems- see http://www.Drmcdougall.Com/misc/2004nl/040100puproteinoverload.Htm.

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