Health Effects of Protein Consumption

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    May 09, 2009 8:21 PM GMT
    I was wondering if anyone has read about negative health effects of protein on a human body. I have always thought that if you consume large amounts of protein, you might have liver problems down the road. Is this just in my head, or is it true? What do you guys think about adverse effects of sports nutrition in general? Thanks.
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    May 09, 2009 8:52 PM GMT
    An article about risks associated with excess protein consumption
    http://www.acefitness.org/fitnessqanda/fitnessqanda_display.aspx?itemid=272


    In addition to what is mentioned in this article, excess protein may cause harm in individuals with certain kidney diseases. These individuals are placed on protein restriction..diabetic kidney disease is a common one

    Protein is not usually harmful to the liver. In some individuals with severe disease, protein is restricted.

    Anabolic steroids, human growth hormone, and insulin have potential to cause problems

    creatine, glutamine are safe

    I'm not familiar with other supplements and particular brands..my concern is that these products have not been scientifically tested for efficacy and safety...supplements are not regulated by the FDA...an example would be Hydroxycut
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    May 10, 2009 3:32 AM GMT
    drink plenty of water and don't over do it
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    May 17, 2009 9:52 AM GMT
    My poor small frame can't handle protein without putting excessive stress on my kidneys. I had to calm down a bit because I was literally peeing twice every hour back two years ago.
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    May 17, 2009 11:03 AM GMT
    Anything, including essential elements (air, water, food) when taken in excess can be harmful.
    As for protein alone, there are a lot of variables that are unaddressed here.

    How much protein?
    What kind of protein(s)?
    What daily distribution over time?
    What else is being consumed in that time frame?
    How much water are you consuming as well?
    How big are you (height/weight)?
    How much and what kind of workout/exercise are you getting?
    What are your goals in working out (e.g. endurance vs. building mass)?
    Do you have any pre-existing medical conditions (i.e. reduced renal function)?

    These questions are not only relevant, but critical to answer the question.
    What may be harmful for one person, may be ideal for another.