High Protein Diets Cause Bone Loss and Kidney Damage? (MYTH BUSTED with science!)

High Protein Diets Cause Bone Loss and Kidney Damage? (MYTH BUSTED with science!)

Most of us have heard that high protein diets cause bone loss and kidney damage… where does this idea come from and is there any truth to it??

This is the first episode of a new series I’ll be doing on the channel called Myth Bust Monday! I hope you guys enjoy and let me know if there is any common myth or topic you’d like to hear me cover in the comments. Happy new year!!


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Scientific References:

‣ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28404575
‣ http://www.jbc.org/content/44/1/21.full.pdf
‣ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26960445
‣ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19419322
‣ http://advances.nutrition.org/content/6/3/260.full
‣ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19889822


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  1. hirawstra8edge on July 23, 2021 at 9:00 pm

    I love jeff but i wish used some decent tunes in his videos

  2. Sujata Thakur 653 on July 23, 2021 at 9:00 pm

    Sir i have41.8 protein in my body. My bones are swelling.. So much pain..plz give some suggestion

  3. Louis Lam on July 23, 2021 at 9:01 pm

    Hi there, this is my personal problem.
    Every time when i having high protein intake, my pee will form lots of bubble in the bowl, is this the phenomenal of too much calcium in my urine?
    Can anyone help answer?

  4. MJ Ho on July 23, 2021 at 9:02 pm

    Hi Jeff, would you consider doing a video about high protein and insulin resistance or diabetes? There are some studies seem to show that high protein actually making our body more insulin resistance, even in calorie deficit and losing weight.

  5. D on July 23, 2021 at 9:03 pm

    Hypercalcemia can cause kidney failure. If excessive protein in diet leads to higher calcium in the blood, and higher excretion through kidneys, then it can indirectly cause kidney failure.

  6. Mr J on July 23, 2021 at 9:04 pm

    Power protein breakfast https://youtu.be/wuFttCVdB6o

  7. Ardeshir Moeinian on July 23, 2021 at 9:04 pm

    Does it really not matter to you that all the studies are funded by the dairy and egg industry?!

  8. Christian Nielsen on July 23, 2021 at 9:04 pm

    Nice plant 🙂 doing water fast and it legit looks like it is chillin here wit me :p

  9. Jeffrey Gabel on July 23, 2021 at 9:07 pm

    Just take vitamin d for absorption of calcium

  10. chase calvert on July 23, 2021 at 9:09 pm

    Myths about why my dad left

  11. bryce plassmann on July 23, 2021 at 9:09 pm

    What is the science behind water fasting is it safe?

  12. Mayank Singh on July 23, 2021 at 9:11 pm

    Damn I’d both of these questions in my mind and YouTube recommended me this. Its sick how much it knows me.

  13. ruha p on July 23, 2021 at 9:11 pm

    Idk if they are bad for your kidneys, but if you have a giant change in diet, keep an eye on your blood work. I got kidney damage. In my 40’s, (I’m skinny), had a body builder type roommate showed me how to work out, awesome. Went sorta stupid, ate like a teenager, with very high protein, protein drinks, etc. Woud up with light kidney damage and put on about 20 lbs of mostly fat. I’m still a fan of working out, but watch you’re blood work. My doc said he thought there was something with the protein drinks that was bad, because he had problems with them also. I’m a lot smarter now and cut out the protein drinks and eat in moderation. (I did keto for a month, dropped the fat, but it made my kidneys worse so went back to balanced. Keto was awesome but not if your kidneys are compromised, watch your blood work.

  14. Jens Scheutjens on July 23, 2021 at 9:12 pm

    Does anybody know the name of the song used for the intro?

  15. Theron Gustafson on July 23, 2021 at 9:13 pm

    Me taking my medical advice from a YouTube body builder 🙁 😐 🙂

  16. S Fouche on July 23, 2021 at 9:13 pm

    What about caloric restrictions vs ad libitum in various species showing eating too much over a life span decreases lifespan. This stuff scares me somewhat since I like to bulk.

  17. Michael Shreffler on July 23, 2021 at 9:15 pm

    Awesome video brother. I pray continues to bless your life in every way. 🙏🙏🙏

  18. Gregg Seltzer on July 23, 2021 at 9:17 pm

    Good video. I follow the 1g per pound of body weight formula but often go over my target. I usually focus on hitting my fat target for the day so I don’t sweat a protein overage. Glad to know I’m not at any Kidney risk.

  19. Meg Mucklebones on July 23, 2021 at 9:18 pm

    I’ve just had my blood results back, I have a GRF of 57, stage 3a CDK. This is basically because of a high protien diet I’ve been on for 10 years. I’m fucked basically. Got more tests, and hopefully dropping down to 130g of protien per day (weight 200lb) will bring up my GFR. I can only hope that because my Creatinine levels are above high 120, this has caused my GRF to be lower. I will do a Cystatin C test which does not use Creatinine as a marker to calculate GFR. All I can say if, do not each too much. Wish I had looked into this earlier. For my age, my GRF should be 99+, a 75 year old man should be 75+. My kidneys are working 50% of normal function. 🙄

  20. Grimnight Zero on July 23, 2021 at 9:19 pm

    Does lifting weight damage kidneys even if you have CKD stage 1?

  21. theviewdownhere on July 23, 2021 at 9:20 pm

    I’m interested in the protein video. I hear a lot of people say that your body can only absorb 30g of protein at a time therefore eating high protein meals are a waste of time.

  22. תהל כרמון on July 23, 2021 at 9:21 pm

    The studies are writing “higher”, but how high do they mean?
    Sometimes i even eat more then 3 grams of protein for 1kg of body weight.
    Is there too much??
    Or higher means as high as I would like?

  23. JuneBC90 on July 23, 2021 at 9:23 pm

    Thank you fitness and science gods for Jeff Nippard 🙌🏾 Peer-reviewed articles to back up videos. We love to see it.

  24. kiran j on July 23, 2021 at 9:23 pm

    20 years later, they will come up with another research saying that this research was an error and will come up with another shit, while the people don’t give a shit about these research and will continue to do what they have been doing. Great 😉 Thx👍.

  25. Tristan Möller on July 23, 2021 at 9:23 pm

    Does excess Protein turn into fat?

  26. Christian Negron on July 23, 2021 at 9:24 pm

    This has nothing to do with this video, but Jeff what’s your opinion on carbs in powder form?

  27. Otis Sistrunk on July 23, 2021 at 9:24 pm

    This is interesting. There are plenty of other reasons as to why high protein diets are not desirable. Some are loosely outlined here: https://youtu.be/yC-ej7HbPWg

  28. Sainath on July 23, 2021 at 9:26 pm

    Hey Jeff so I consume 300 grams of chicken liver everyday as it is a really cheap protein source here in India and also for vitamins and minerals can you cover a video on toxicity due to consuming too much liver please 🙏

  29. Emelie Arthurs on July 23, 2021 at 9:26 pm

    So if I only have one kidney can I still eat a higher amount of protein ?

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  31. Pragun Jindal on July 23, 2021 at 9:26 pm

    this video isn’t complete at all!

    He did not do the clap at the end!

  32. Thabiso Maleka on July 23, 2021 at 9:27 pm

    Myth Buster: Is the average guys who gyms 4-5 times a week required to consume 1.5 x body mass of protein (in grams) per days? e.g.: 70kg guy would need to consume 105g of protein per day, even when not working out…

  33. Nate • 18 years ago on July 23, 2021 at 9:28 pm

    Myth: too much protein cause ageing

  34. leihgoober on July 23, 2021 at 9:35 pm

    There are many terrible deductions in this video I can’t I can’t nonscience people that want to get views

  35. leihgoober on July 23, 2021 at 9:35 pm

    At 3:30 please don’t believe him. Extremely high protein diet can make your blood nitrogenous from excessive protein consumption. Kidney problems or not it’s never good to do damage to your kidneys. Although you only need 1/3 of a kidney to live, why hurt yourself? Many more people will watch this video than see this comment 🙁 be safe.

  36. Ovais Malik on July 23, 2021 at 9:36 pm

    My mother is telling me to stop consuming protein drinks after my urea increased 😭😭

  37. Jason Murry on July 23, 2021 at 9:43 pm

    Please do a video about protein in take..

  38. Arjun Yadav on July 23, 2021 at 9:43 pm

    Sir please make videos on protein digestion i face lots of problem in digesting protien after trying many things like apple cider vinegar,high fiber diet water intake nothing seems to work

  39. Lucius Gantewood on July 23, 2021 at 9:45 pm

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  40. Cryptscendence on July 23, 2021 at 9:46 pm

    Vitamin k2 and calcium

  41. Magic Big Beans on July 23, 2021 at 9:46 pm

    Thanks Jeff google had me thinking I was about to drop dead from eating to much protein

  42. vetle olsen on July 23, 2021 at 9:50 pm

    so dont worry about it, but eat more fruit?

  43. Mbongo Ya Nguba on July 23, 2021 at 9:52 pm

    Where’s Vegan gains?

  44. N K on July 23, 2021 at 9:54 pm

    This is such an underrated channel.
    He deserves atleast million views.

  45. Nethlex Citron on July 23, 2021 at 9:54 pm

    i’ve been eating 5.4g of protein per 1kg of my weight for around 2 months by now (eating mostly chicken livers) and i feel fine

  46. Jeff Nippard on July 23, 2021 at 9:54 pm

    Happy New Year everyone! Hope you have a nice relaxing day! Please let me know any common myths you’d like to hear me cover in a future episode (I’m taking notes)

  47. Jessica Roberts on July 23, 2021 at 9:56 pm

    Can Two Proteins eat together (according to Food Combining Diet) ?

  48. Aly pixar on July 23, 2021 at 9:56 pm

    Great video

  49. MrFreeGman on July 23, 2021 at 9:56 pm

    How can anyone take health/nutrition related science seriously when it seems every few years some new study comes out with completely opposite results to the previous findings? And worse, it often takes the health authorities years if not decades to update their guidelines and health advice, leading the masses to make poor health decisions in the process. This is why I base my diet around principles and tradition. If it worked for humans for thousands years, there’s no reason it should stop working now. Eggs, saturated fats, red meat, high protein diets, dairy…if any of this stuff was actually bad for us we wouldn’t have made it this far as a species.

  50. paratrooper73 on July 23, 2021 at 9:58 pm

    Watch Down to earth, with Zac Efron, netflix. Researchers found out that the longest living people on earth, all reach high age, with Low protein diet. I think that’s a proof that high protein is just not healthy. Maybe even dangerous for top sporters.