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What are the risks of high-protein, low-carb diets?

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Some protein sources -- like fatty cuts of meat, whole dairy products, and other high-fat foods -- can raise cholesterol, increasing your chance of heart disease.

If you have any kidney problems, eating too much protein puts added strain on them.

You may pee more calcium than normal. There are conflicting reports, but some experts think this could raise the odds of getting osteoporosis and kidney stones.

Reviewed by Christine Mikstas on May 29, 2019
Reviewed by Christine Mikstas on May 29, 2019

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