Essential amino acid requirements

Bill R dejagod at
Tue Dec 14 15:34:57 EST 1999

pathos wrote:
> In article <385626D5.4786 at>, Stuart Dunn <dunns99 at> wrote:
> >  Protein intakes far above 100g increase the risk of
> > kidney failure, and certain types of protein, such as egg white protein
> > and casein, increase the amount of calium that is removed from the
> > bloodstream by the kidneys. In extreme cases, this causes kidney stones.
> > If that calcium that is lost is not properly replaced (from milk,
> > calcium pills, or food), osteoperosis will result.
> Sounds to me like this can be substaintiated with a paper or two.  You
> state is a fact and it may be a fact but let the studies decide that.

The person above is failing to consider that for a valid
comparison, all other parameters should be the same: 
same total calcium, same total phosphorus.

I bet that is not so in whatever study he is looking at.

In any cases, the demographic group with the highest
bone mineral density -- namely, weightlifters -- also
is one with among the highest protein intakes. So it
certainly is not true that high protein diets *will*
cause calcium loss.

This would be apparent to anyone capable of even
a modicum of thought.


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