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High protein diet risky?
« on: July 04, 2010, 12:47:05 PM »
Are you at a higher risk of developing kidney stones if you eat a high protein diet?

I've heard this time and time again.

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Re: High protein diet risky?
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2010, 12:52:07 PM »
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Re: High protein diet risky?
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2010, 12:53:06 PM »
Not too helpful of a response because you are not citing any reliable sources.

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Re: High protein diet risky?
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2010, 02:02:31 PM »
From my source it seems it is a myth constructed based off of, "don't eat so much meat".  This is only true in the case of a uric acid kidney stone.  If your meat quality is good and your body is healthy there is nothing to worry about.

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Re: High protein diet risky?
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2010, 02:39:14 PM »
From my source it seems it is a myth constructed based off of, "don't eat so much meat".  This is only true in the case of a uric acid kidney stone.  If your meat quality is good and your body is healthy there is nothing to worry about.

No, you will not develop kidney stones at all even with too much meat.

The problem of any type of stones developing is due to poor mineral metabolism. For example, if you're not regulating calcium correctly due to lack of vitamin K, vitamin D, parathyroid hormone, etc. then couple this problem with excessive inflammation calcium starts to precipitate with other anions in the blood forming stones.

The problem is not in the protein or anything like that usually it's metabolic dysreguation coupled with excessive inflammation (from eating terrible foods).

Same thing with gall bladder stones...
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Re: High protein diet risky?
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2010, 03:35:31 PM »
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Re: High protein diet risky?
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2010, 08:52:15 AM »
There are research studies that show that high-protein diets in an elderly population with pre-existing renal problems can aggravate and exasperate those renal issues and even potentially turn "at-risk" conditions into full-blown renal disease.  It was a correlative assumption, then, that high protein diets put undue strain on the kidneys in healthy individuals, but that's a huge jump in logic and no peer-reviewed research has ever suggested that there's any risk in a healthy individual.
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Re: High protein diet risky?
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2010, 11:32:34 AM »
Yep. Anyone who says hgih protein diets are bad are flat out wrong -- only people with existing renal problems.
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