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Can a diet high in animal protein contribute to bone loss?

A diet too high in animal protein such as meat and fish may be a key player in bone loss. Protein is made up of amino acids. When digested in the body, they increase the acidity of the blood. One of the substances the body releases to neutralize acid usually is available is calcium, which is stored in the bones. Several studies show that as protein consumption increases, so does calcium excretion in the urine. To reduce this effect on bone loss, limit the amount of animal protein you eat each day, or replace it with soy protein, which may protect against the increased risk of fractures.
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