High Protein Diets Cause Bone Loss and Kidney Damage? (MYTH BUSTED with science!)

Most of us have heard that high protein diets cause bone loss and kidney damage… where does this idea come from and is there any truth to it??

This is the first episode of a new series I’ll be doing on the channel called Myth Bust Monday! I hope you guys enjoy and let me know if there is any common myth or topic you’d like to hear me cover in the comments. Happy new year!!

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Scientific References:

‣ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28404575
‣ http://www.jbc.org/content/44/1/21.full.pdf
‣ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26960445
‣http://www.who.int/nutrition/publications/nutrientrequirements/WHO_TRS_935/en/
‣ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19419322
‣ http://advances.nutrition.org/content/6/3/260.full
‣ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19889822

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20 thoughts on “High Protein Diets Cause Bone Loss and Kidney Damage? (MYTH BUSTED with science!)

  1. Happy New Year everyone! Hope you have a nice relaxing day! Please let me know any common myths you'd like to hear me cover in a future episode (I'm taking notes)

  2. So then what are the health consequences for eating too much protein? Why shouldn't I take 10 scoops of whey in the morning?

  3. Hey what would you recommend to someone who has difficulty digesting protein. I have silent reflux and digestive issues that put a damper on protein for me and I feel like it’s hindering my lifting progress.

  4. How do you keep a healthy skepticism or critique the studies you read in light that evidence based science can often be biased. Meaning that studies are often pressured to find their hypothesis to be true and often their grants or funding comes from conflicts of interest such as members of the milk industry funding studies that promote milks health benefits. I’m not indicating that this is the case here, but with this conundrum being all too common how do you asses the merit of the studies you reference?

  5. Thats a pretty optimum effort to burst myths please showcase your homework as well. Take print outs for just one video. And yes! I would love to know that how much protein you should intake to build muscles.

  6. Yes please cover recommended protein consumption! I have done so much research and cannot find a consistent number anywhere.

  7. I just have to preface this by saying I'm an ENORMOUS fan of your channel and I admire and respect how you are putting the science back into fitness. With that being said, I disagree with the entire premise of this video. As an RD the issue isn't that high protein diets cause kidney disease (as you've clearly shown this is not true) it's that…. THERE IS NO BENEFIT TO IT. So many lifters excessively eat protein even while working out regularly not realizing there's no benefit to it. Yes higher amounts of protein, while regularly resistance training, is necessary to build muscle adequately but he VAST majority of lifters over do it eating 200-250 grams of protein per day when it should be closer to 125-175 for many. Excess fat in the body (By excess I mean fat not used for BMR, the thermic effect of food, or voluntary activities) is stored as fat in the body. Excess Carbohydrates are stored as glycogen in the liver or muscles, and excess protein isn't magically used to build muscle, it is ALSO stored as fat in body. So excess protein is just converted into fat. That's the issue I and many dieticians have with excessively high protein diets.

  8. The fact that you back up your finding with research. On point man! I like the learning aspect of your channel. Usually it’s just dudes lifting and telling you what to do without backing their recommendations with any kind of research. ??

  9. Have you done a video talking about the protein sources that are best absorbed for building muscle? And not just meats, for vegan sources too!! I want to go vegan for the health benefits but I dunno which are the best proteins!! Please do a video like this if you haven't ! 🙂

  10. Clear example that everything you watch or read on the internet is not a good idea. Animal protein is dangerous and should be carefully portioned. This guys is not an MD!!!!!!! Or RD!!!!!!!! Smh ?‍♂️ be careful people

  11. What's actually has to be a myth is the saying "you need a gram of protein for each pound you weigh" that's fucking ridiculously unhealthy. I'm 225 pounds 225 grams of protein is ridiculous and unhealthy. If attempted a person definitely needs to drink a lot of water to avoid kidney/heart/liver organ damage. I'm going to research scientific articles but there's no way that can be safe I eat like 150 grams of protein and I'm full for a day who really needs upward of that amount anyways.

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