Can You Get Too Much Protein?
|Can You Get Too Much Protein?||Darrell Miller||12/12/16|
December 12, 2016 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (email@example.com)
Subject: Can You Get Too Much Protein?
Excessive protein can have a stimulating effect on an important biochemical pathway called the mammalian target of rapamycin. This pathway has an important and significant role in many cancers. When you reduce protein to just what your body needs, mTOR remains inhibited, which helps minimize your chances of cancer growth. Additionally, when you consume too much protein, your body must remove more nitrogen waste products from your blood, which stresses your kidneys. Chronic dehydration can result, as was found in a study involving endurance athletes.
- some researchers worry that the muscle building properties that consumers seek in protein may be a double-edged sword, perhaps even leading to an increased risk of cancer
- The vast majority of Americans already get more than the recommended daily amounts of protein from food
- Large population studies also suggest an association between habitual high protein intake and a heightened risk of diabetes
"Protein has achieved a venerated status in the dietary world for everything from building muscle to preventing weight gain. But can you get too much of a good thing?"