Here is a feature on how protein supplements could potentially affect your kidneys. Young people in their 20s are increasingly becoming prone to kidney ailments, not only due to unhealthy diets, smoking and drinking but a new threat - downing protein supplements without proper advice, doctors warn.
"Excessive consumption of protein can have unwanted side effects on the kidney. Since kidney disease often goes undiagnosed, one should not take additional protein supplements without proper consultation. But many skip this, which leads to chronic kidney disease," Ravi Bansal, senior consultant in PSRI hospital, told IANS.
Nephrologists warn that high doses of protein powder over a long period of time causes stress on kidneys.