Bodybuilding Mom Dies from Protein Overdose

  1. Came across this story yesterday. Seems to be a fairly rare case, but do purchases of bodybuilding substances need to be regulated now?

    Article link (Health.com)
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  2. 2 Comments

  3. by   traumaRUs
    I work in nephrology and we frequently encounter body builders both male and female who have rhadbdo.

    I always caution my patients against using the protein supplements because yes, they can be deadly
  4. by   MunoRN
    She actually died of uric cycle disorder, which is a genetic disorder that affects normal protein metabolism. This could have occurred regardless of the source of her protein intake, a serving of protein supplement marketed to bodybuilders is effectively no different than eating a steak or having a couple of Ensures. I would agree that other supplements marketed to bodybuilders should be better regulated, but I don't think it's really feasible or beneficial to regulate protein.

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