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Friday 17 June 2011

And 'they' say higher protein is bad for the kidneys....

The above title is a thread running elsewhere.

The resident Dietition

“There is quite a lot of evidence that excess protein may cause bone demineralisation but that may also be as a result of a reduced calcium intake. A study on eskimos found that they had reduced bone density.

Ref - Dietary protein, calcium metabolism, and skeletal homeostasis revisited Am J Clin Nutr 2003 78: 584S-592”

As usual the Dietitions info is out of date and is in the style lowcarbers have become accustomed to.

Some more recent information.
Summary: Recent epidemiological, isotopic and meta-analysis studies suggest that dietary protein works synergistically with calcium to improve calcium retention and bone metabolism. The recommendation to intentionally restrict dietary protein to improve bone health is unwarranted, and potentially even dangerous to those individuals who consume inadequate protein.



Anonymous said...

graham - your posts are becoming such a bore - you have some issues - ken , jo , ally etc - perhaps you should visit your doctor who can refer you for some help. Posts as usual taken out of context!

Anonymous said...

Great post Graham. The same tactic was used by Ally against Fergus. Fergus would provide rational argument and references to peer reviewed journals. Ally would totally ignore the the evidence and continue to exhibit her appalling ignorance on dietary matters.


Lowcarb team member said...

Dear anonymous, of course I have issues with those that persistently attack lowcarbers and spread misinformation and lies about the dangers of a lowcarb diet, which has been proved effective and safe in helping diabetics to gain control of their BG without the use of excessive medications, not forgetting of course the amazing lipid panels that results from HF/LC. Posts taken out of context! I don't think so, the study I posted covered the the same issues as Ally's 2003 article, mine of course is the latest being published in February this year. You think I should visit my doctor do you, thanks for your concern but I can assure I'm fit and well, no signs of scurvy, osteoporosis, constipation, lack of serotonin, cognitive disorder or any of the other dire consequences forecast by the dietition? If you find me boring tough you don't have to read what I post, If you want real a laugh though I would highly recommend reading Dr Briffa's blog were Ally posts as Chris.


Lowcarb team member said...

You would think from all the time Ally spends on forums and blogs she would have learnt something by now. What is her motivation ?

Is it to help diabetics live a happier and better life ? Is it to give useful recipes and food tips and sound information in the lowering of dangerous BG numbers ? Is it to offer some empathy and compassion to people who have to live with a chronic disease day in and day out ? Is she trying to educate people ? Does she behave in a manner that befits a Healthcare Professional ?

Or is it to spread fear and alarm ? To confuse the newly diagnosed ? To push outdated information ? Is it to continue the dogma and misinformation that has lead to the gruesome outcomes we read about from the NHS websites ? Three years on, it’s still a mystery to me !


Anonymous said...

I'm a regular visitor to Dr Briffa's blog and I think you should be aware that there are two posters using the name Chris, it is easy to differentiate between the two of them, one is intelligent and articulate the other is a dietitian.

Lots of posts by the dietitian here:

"I am not advocating really high cho intakes but I have plenty of diabetics who are in the 150-200g low GI type food who have brilliant bs and good hbais – and they are happy!"