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Protein Intake: The Myth and the Facts

Dr. Osama Hamdy discusses the relationship between protein intake and kidney function in diabetic patients

 

This presentation by Dr. Osama Hamdy of the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, MA discusses the myth and the facts of protein intake.

In general, for diabetic patients with normal renal function, protein should make up 15-20% of total energy intake and high protein diets are generally not recommended for diabetes patients. Dr. Hamdy also discusses the relationship between protein intake and kidney function in diabetic patients.

Watching this presentation will shed light on the origin of protein recommendations and the metabolic relationship of different proteins to blood glucose.

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