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SCI241.Wk5_Protein_Article_Research_DavidF

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consumed in conjunction in order to make up all of the essential amino acids. This is called complementary proteins. ("Center for Disease Control and Prevention", n.d.). Finding the proper balance of protein is extremely important for overall health. Eating a diet high in protein poses many health risks. The risk factor for heart disease and cancer is increased when a diet contains too much protein. Animal proteins contain a higher fat content which leads to higher cholesterol which plays a large role in heart disease. Research shows that people who consume a high amount of protein tend to have a higher IGF-1 blood levels which contributes to certain types of cancer. High protein diets often lack calcium intake which requires pulling the existing calcium from the bones. This can result in brittle bones. Another downfall of a high protein diet is the
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PROTEIN ARTICLE RESEARCH 3 strain that the kidneys must endure to process the excess protein in the body. Organ failure may also occur due to the reduced amount of energy due to low carbohydrate intake. The body is then required to burn the protein from body organs to make energy. High protein diets are often deficient in many vitamins, minerals, and essential nutrients because of the lack of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. It is unusual for someone to lack the proper amount of protein in their diet; however, overconsumption can prove to be dangerous. ("5 Negative High Protein Diet Effects", n.d.).
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