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Can you get too much protein?

A majority of Americans already eat more protein than is recommended — 15-20 percent of daily calories. People with kidney failure need to especially control protein intake. One problem with too much protein, as with too much of any nutrient, is it can cause weight gain. It's important to eat a variety of foods from all the food groups to achieve a nutritionally balanced diet.

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