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Animal Protein

Our evidence-based analysis on animal protein features 35 unique references to scientific papers.

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Can eating too much protein be bad for you?
Eating a high-protein diet doesn't appear to harm the kidneys or liver unless there is pre-existing damage and dysfunction. It's possible that dramatically increasing protein intake in a short timespan can lead to adverse effects on the liver and kidneys, but evidence for this is lacking. Bone health also appears to be either largely unaffected or benefited by eating more protein.

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