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Protein & Kidney Health in Older Adults
Question: Is it true that protein can strain the kidneys as you get older?
Answer: Increasing protein intake is not associated with a decrease in kidney function in older adults who don't have kidney disease. However, it can be an issue in people with kidney disease, and some experts recommend limiting protein intake in individuals who have normal kidney function but are at high risk for developing kidney disease. For more details about this, see the Cautions and Concerns section of the Protein Supplements Review.