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Health Tip: Effects of Too Much Protein

(HealthDay News) -- In recent years, high-protein diets have surged in popularity. Though protein is essential for life, too much protein can be a problem, says Harvard Medical School.

Getting too much protein is associated with:

  • High cholesterol.

  • Increased cancer risk.

  • Kidney disease and kidney stones.

  • Weight gain.

  • Constipation or diarrhea.

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