Lewn777 wrote: ↑
Sat Oct 23, 2021 4:57 pm
I said people generally eat too much protein and that is bad for people's health. You then went nutty with attacks because you got it in your head that 'protein good'. The fact is protein is provably good post exercise and post work-out and for child growth etc but highly questionable for adults under 65 in the amounts normally consumed in western countries.
Professor Longo has studies proving protein and specifically leucine is harmful. I can't be bothered to dig out due to very little free time.
Unsubstantiated shite. Protein *is* good for us. If you say X is bad for us, without quantifying the dose, then this is quackery and scaremongering.
Leucine is also an important amino acid (essential) to help promote muscle growth, it is only in large quantities that is *theorised* that it *may* have *some* negative effects in general population. There are some with certain pathologies that need to *limit* intake.
The quantities needed to be a risk in humans is under debate, but currently it would require a very very extreme diet or supplementation to achieve this, it is effectively a non-issue.
Leucine in diet is *essential* we cannot synthesise it, and very low level has been shown to have some negative effects (esp. for athletes).
There is enough bullshit around diet from "experts" keen to sell a book, or a plan, or supplement, we don't need more grossly inaccurate hot takes like this.