Excess Protein Consumption

Excess Protein Consumption: Overview

Many high-protein diets could potentially be harmful to people who are genetically predisposed to a given health condition.

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Genetics is a major factor in the development of many health problems, but the environment to which genes are exposed also plays a significant role.  In general, high protein diets, depending on the food choices of the diet, increase risk for the following: inadequate vitamins and minerals (especially antioxidants), low fiber intake, high total and saturated fat intake, excess caloric intake, excess protein intake.  These problems can have long-term negative impacts.

Conditions that suggest Excess Protein Consumption:

Allergy

Allergy to Foods (Hidden)

High-protein diets may trigger food allergies.  Food allergies often arise when protein is poorly digested and/or particular protein-containing foods are consumed too frequently.

Diet

Dehydration

High protein intakes may lead to dehydration due to excessive urine output (related to ketone production).

Musculo-Skeletal

Osteoporosis - Osteopenia

High protein intakes may lead to loss of calcium, leading in turn to the development of osteoporosis.

Organ Health

Liver Detoxification / Support Requirement

High protein intakes may cause extra metabolic stress to be placed on the liver and kidneys.

Kidney Stones (Urolithiasis)

High protein intakes may lead to loss of calcium, leading in turn to the development of kidney stones.

Risk factors for Excess Protein Consumption:

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Counter-indicators

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Recommendations for Excess Protein Consumption:

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