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    Wondered how is restricted intake of proteins causes

    1)fatty liver;
    2)muscle wasting;
    3)oedema / bloated abdomen;
    4)poor absorption;




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    (Original post by arvin_infinity)
    Wondered how is restricted intake of proteins causes

    1)fatty liver;
    2)muscle wasting;
    3)oedema / bloated abdomen;
    4)poor absorption;




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    1. Not sure, would be speculating otherwise. (Not saying that the other ones below aren't speculation either, but they're more logical explanations - which may or may not be true... :ninja:)

    2. Muscle wasting is pretty self-explanatory; muscles have a lot of proteins in them; so the less protein you absorb into your body, the less that can be synthesised for muscles and muscle contraction is therefore limited.

    3. Oedema / bloated abdomen - I guess this may be to do with tissue fluid. If you absorb less protein, less protein, which is in blood, can be synthesised. This means that there is a smaller osmotic gradient in the bloodstream than in the tissue fluid, so water would move out of the the blood and into the tissue fluid by osmosis.

    4. Poor absorption - guess it's because many nutrients require proteins in order to be absorbed into the cells / bloodstream, e.g. ion channels, so the less protein you take in, the less that can be synthesised for these proteins.
 
 
 
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