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

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Dr. Rick Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Amyloid

Is not related to dietary intake.

In brief: Amyloid

Is not related to dietary intake.
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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