Please discuss this with your doctor first.
Prostate cancer runs in my family and I was advised that a diet high in protein would increase my already staggering risk of developing it.
A lot of body builders will advise one thing while the medical community will advise the opposite. Think about what your goals are and if the risks outweigh the goal.
In my case, it doesn't.http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/12/07/AR2006120700845.htmlhttp://www.cancerproject.org/protective_foods/facts/protein.phphttp://mednews.wustl.edu/news/page/normal/8388.html
"One of the biggest problems with eating too much protein is that it can create kidney problems. Excessive intakes of protein causes a buildup of ketones which your kidneys then have to work hard to get rid of, often causing dehydration, in the least.
Researchers at Washington University’s School of Medicine say that high protein diets may be linked with increased cancer risk:
Overweight people are at higher risk of developing post-menopausal breast cancer, endometrial cancer, colon cancer, kidney cancer and a certain type of esophageal cancer. Now preliminary findings from researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggest that eating less protein may help protect against certain cancers that are not directly associated with obesity.
The research, published in the December issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, shows that lean people on a long-term, low-protein, low-calorie diet or participating in regular endurance exercise training have lower levels of plasma growth factors and certain hormones linked to cancer risk."
"Initial findings from a US study suggest that eating less protein could be a way to protect some people from cancers that are not directly associated with obesity.
The research is published in the December issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (2006, 84, 1456), shows that lean people on a long-term, low-protein, low-calorie diet or participating in regular endurance exercise training have lower levels of plasma growth factors and certain hormones linked to cancer risk. “However, people on a low-protein, low-calorie diet had considerably lower levels of a particular plasma growth factor called IGF-1 than equally lean endurance runners,” says Luigi Fontana of Washington University, “That suggests to us that a diet lower in protein may have a greater protective effect against cancer than endurance exercise, independently of body fat mass.”
“Our findings show that in normal weight people IGF-1 levels are related to protein intake, independent of body weight and fat mass,” Fontana says. “I believe our findings suggest that protein intake may be very important in regulating cancer risk.”