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.
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