High Protein Diets Are Safe

High Protein Diets Are Safe Surf the Internet for nutrition tips and you'll run up against all kind of crazy opinions. For those who are trying to lose weight and/or build muscle on a high-protein diet, a study published in the Nutrition Journal offers a comforting conclusion. Researchers had 100 overweight and obese subjects use either a standard or high-protein meal replacement for 12 months. At the end of a year, both groups had lost weight and neither experienced any adverse effects. In addition to weighing them, scientists looked at liver function, renal function and bone mineral density.

True Strength Moment: Both the high-protein and standard meal replacements were well within the recommended daily range of protein intake, which the Institute of Medicine puts at 1.2 grams to 1.8 grams per kilogram of body weight. That means the acceptable range for a 170 pound adult is 92.5 grams to 138.8 grams of protein per day. You can build a lot of lean mass eating like that!
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