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Mythbust Protein Intake
October 6, 2021
Welcome back to rEATsearch! Todays episode was recorded earlier this year, so you may hear us mention the upcoming summer(we hope yours was fantastic!). There were also a few sound gliches-we hope this doesn't bother you! Get ready to completely change any ideas you have about how much protein you should be getting...A great systematic review and meta-analysis to start season 2 off right!
Protein is an essential macro nutrient that has been considered potentially damaging to the kidneys when eaten in high amounts. Recommendations usually range about 0.8g/kg body weight to 1g/kg body weight, but what does the science say? Lets take a look.

Devries, M., Sithamparapillai, A., Brimble, K.S., Banfield, L., Morton, R.W., Phillips, S.M. (2018) Changes in Kidney Function Do Not Differ between Healthy Adults Consuming Higher Compared with Lower or Normal Protein Diets: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Journal of Nutrition.148 (11) 1760-1775. doi: 10.1093/jn/nxy197.

The full article can be found at the following link:

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30383278/