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High protein diet does not affect calciuim levels, kidney function or cardiovascular risk factors
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A high protein diet does not adversely affect calcium levels, kidney function or cardiovascular risk factors according to obesity researcher Arnie Astrup. Quote
Quote from Astrup
“It has been suggested that high-protein diet may have unfavourable health implications,” Astrup notes.
“However, we have previously reported that the [25 percent, high protein] diet in the present trial had no adverse effect on calcium… [kidney] function or risk factors of cardiovascular disease after 6 months intervention.
“Furthermore, we found no unfavourable effects of a [25 percent, high protein] diet on the blood lipids related to cardiovascular disease after 12 months intervention; on the contrary, we found a decrease in the intra-abdominal tissue [which reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease].
Due A, Toubro S, Skov A, Astrup A. Effect of normal-fat diets, either medium or high in protein, on body weight in overweight subjects: A randomised 1-year trial. Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord. 2004 Oct, 28(10):1283-90.
AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION
Dr. Arnie Astrup
Department of Human Nutrition
Centre for Advanced Food Studies
The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University
Rolighedsvej 30, 1958 Frederiksberg C, Denmark
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