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- Website: Mayo Clinic
- Resource type: Article
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A high-protein diet can be safe in the short-term and may help you lose weight. It can be harmful if continued long term. Dangers include risk of heart disease, poor kidney function, and low fibre levels.
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high protein, paleo, atkins
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Rated on: 10/8/2015 11:38:47 AM
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