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What are the effects of eating too much protein? Is it truly bad for your kidneys?
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Too much is no good
No storage-all for structure and function (enzymes to do chem reactions).
Can only add so much into the body/day. Intake in excess needs to be dealt with. Xs nitrogen in protein dealt as waste product by kidneys-might strain and increase damage to already damaged kidneys. Xs intake broken down to components-carbon chain into glucose and stored as glycogen or fat. 0.8-1.5gm/kg wt is plenty for most.

In brief: Too much is no good
No storage-all for structure and function (enzymes to do chem reactions).
Can only add so much into the body/day. Intake in excess needs to be dealt with. Xs nitrogen in protein dealt as waste product by kidneys-might strain and increase damage to already damaged kidneys. Xs intake broken down to components-carbon chain into glucose and stored as glycogen or fat. 0.8-1.5gm/kg wt is plenty for most.
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