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Is it true that low-protein diets are suitable for weight loss because fat and carbohydrate can supply the missing nitrogen?

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Dr. Titus Duncan
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In brief: Not exactly

Carbohydrates are decomposed in the intestines into glucose, it is then transported by the blood to cells, where it reacts with o2 producing co2, h2o and energy.
Like carbohydrates, fats produce co2 and h2o and more energy.Proteins are used by the body mainly as building materials for organ walls, skin, hair, muscle and are broken down to nitrogen and energy.

In brief: Not exactly

Carbohydrates are decomposed in the intestines into glucose, it is then transported by the blood to cells, where it reacts with o2 producing co2, h2o and energy.
Like carbohydrates, fats produce co2 and h2o and more energy.Proteins are used by the body mainly as building materials for organ walls, skin, hair, muscle and are broken down to nitrogen and energy.
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