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    There's also the factor of placebo compliance, where they give people a placebo, and but not everyone is consistent about actually taking their medicine. it turns out that the diligent placebo takers, have better health outcomes than the people who didn't diligently take their placebos consistently.

    I think that's the same thing as here. Everyone 'knows' what to do to be healthy, so the people who are diligent compliers do those things, and have good health outcomes. Because of some innate characteristic of them, not necessarily because what they did gave them the better outcome.
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    Too much protein shouldn't be bad. It gives you energy and promotes cell growth. The only thing you should be worried about is having too little protein, which can lead to feeling weak, light-headed, and hungry. It happened to my dad when he first started his diet. I had to help him include more protein in what he ate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fit nightingale View Post
    Too much protein shouldn't be bad. It gives you energy and promotes cell growth. The only thing you should be worried about is having too little protein, which can lead to feeling weak, light-headed, and hungry. It happened to my dad when he first started his diet. I had to help him include more protein in what he ate.
    Actually, too much protein is bad.

    Your body i smarvellous in that it can convert food between protein, fat and carobhydrates if you don't eat it in the exact proportions of what it needs. Fat and carbohydrates are both composed of carbon, oxygen and hydrogen atoms. While protein also has Nitrogen. So eating too much protein means that when your body builds the fat/carbs that it needs from your surplus protein you have extra nitrogen left over.
    Disclaimer: I eat 'meat and vegetables' ala Primal, although I don't agree with the carb curve. I like Perfect Health Diet and WAPF Lactofermentation a lot.

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    Too much protein can lead to gout.

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    Too much of anything becomes a problem when regulation is broken and unmanageable. Too much protein with leads to improper breakdown, processing and removal can cause chaos to a number of organ systems.

    I am not saying that everyone who eats a ton of protein will run into crazed out organs....what I am saying is that overloading can overwork the system. Parts of the system will malfunction and ultimately fail if not addressed.

    The best strategy is to find way to support the parts and the overall system if one is overloading. (One also must determine what level is considered overloading for that individual).

    Protein and Cancer share signaling pathways (mTor pathway) which means that both can activate or involved heavily in cell size. If you think about how Cancer cells divide and grow and repeat this process with out dying off, you can really see how protein can play a role on the consistent and continual "building block" of cells.

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    To little protein is very bad, enough protein (slightly more than daily requirement) is good, any more than that is bad, it's just extra crap your body needs break down and get rid of, making more work and creating unnecesary toxins.

    You can store fat and carbs as glycogen or converted to fat, you can't store protein.

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    Well, you can, kind of. Muscle cells, right?

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    Not really. Don't sweat it. The end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MEversbergII View Post
    Well, you can, kind of. Muscle cells, right?

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    How much muscle can you add in a day?
    That's the little extra allowance over minimum maintenance.

    Search out the "Hey dude I stink" thread, bodybuilding excess protein consumption.

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    I don't think too much protein is bad however if you're not active enough the protein can turn to fat.

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