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Does high-protein diet affect kidneys?


Does high-protein diet affect kidneys?
Jacksonville Daily Progress

In this instance, following a high-protein diet, and specifically the induction phases of some of the most popular programs, can lead to a steeper decline in function. For these individuals, high-protein diets are not recommended. Is it animal protein or plant protein you are consuming? The second scenario involves people with normal kidney function. There isnât any research indicating that high-protein diets negatively impact these folks, but thereâs an important caveat here that we canât ignore. How do you know if you have normal kidney function? Do you really know if your kidneys are working as well as they should be? Many with renal insufficiency (an early condition of declining function) are asymptomatic, and completely unaware of the potential for problems down the road. And, unfortunately, most folks donât see a doctor before starting a high-protein diet.

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