Health Effects of Dairy, Salt, Sugar, and Now Protein Consumption Revised-Clarified


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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 05 November 2018

SMASHING HEALTH, FITNESS, and FOOD MYTHS

Dairy, Salt, Sugar, and Now Protein Consumption Clarified

Researchers show that a high-protein diet does not affect kidney function,
McMaster University, November 5, 2018.

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Meta-analysis
“...challenges the perceived dangers of a protein-rich diet, a notion first introduced in the 1980s which suggested processing large amounts of protein leads to a progressive decline in kidney function over time. ”

“Researchers analyzed data from 28 papers dating from 1975 to 2016, examining the effects of a low/normal protein intake versus higher protein diets on GFR in health individuals. ”

“...the impact of protein on kidney function is much more contentious, particularly its effect on the glomerular filtration rate (GFR), which is a test to measure how well the kidneys filter blood and remove waste. ”

Opposite is True
“...in fact, the evidence shows the contrary is true: higher protein increases, not decreases, kidney function.”

"With these findings, we have shown that a higher protein diet is safe. In fact, it should be viewed as an important tool for muscle health across an entire lifespan."

Huge Test Group
“...involved more than 13-hundred participants, including those who were healthy, obese, or had type 2 diabetes and/or high blood pressure. None of the participants were diagnosed with chronic kidney disease and all consumed either a high, moderate or low-protein diet.”

 

 

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