What is Low protein diet?

Category: Nutrition/Diets


A low-protein diet is a diet in which people reduce their intake of protein. A low-protein diet is often prescribed to people with kidney or liver disease. Also for those with inherited metabolic disorders, such as PKU.

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Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Low protein diet

Side effect Patients
Weight loss 1


Based on patients currently using Low protein diet

Dosage Patients
1 other daily 1


Currently using Low protein diet

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
10 years or more 1
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