[USA], Nov 6 ( ANI ): A recent study has debunked the myth that high-protein diets
could cause kidney damage in healthy adults.
So, it may not be as safe as some advocates of high-protein diets
The mean dissolved oxygen levels were 6.12 and 6.31 mg/l for the high-protein diet
and standard-protein diet treatments, respectively, and ranged from 4.21 to 9.14 mg/l (Fig.
Consumers who are shunning sugar are typically the same as those interested in high-protein diets
, namely dieters and athletes, Stowell says.
"In response to the diabetes and obesity epidemic, we're seeing an increase in the prevalence of alternative diets such as high-protein diets
. This has raised some conjecture in the literature regarding the optimal dietary composition to deliver the most therapeutic benefits to this patient group--in particular surrounding the carbohydrate to protein ratio," he said.
The study's lead author Prof Sam Gandy said: "We didn't expect a high-protein diet
to make the brain more sensitive to Alzheimer's but that might be what happened.
(4) found that feelings of hunger were lowest on a high-protein diet
for 12 male students with nine-week dietary periods.
But long-term, a high-protein diet
that is low in complex carbohydrates could have undesired effects.
The diet, which was researched by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), advocates a low-carbohydrate, high-protein diet
approach coupled with a healthy exercise regime.
Chronic kidney disease is often silent, so he recommends obtaining a serum creatinine measurement and a urinary dipstick test for proteinuria in all patients considering a high-protein diet
for weight loss.
Furthermore, says Zemel, calcium and dairy may have had no impact on Bowen's dieters because both the high-dairy and the control groups were eating a high-protein diet
. (Protein comprised roughly 30 percent of their calories.)
Those with a glomerular filtration rate less than 60 mL/min should be advised against a high-protein diet
, said Dr.