Many high-protein diets could potentially be harmful to people who are genetically predisposed to a given health condition.
Genetics is a major factor in the development of many health problems, but the environment to which genes are exposed also plays a significant role. In general, high protein diets, depending on the food choices of the diet, increase risk for the following: inadequate vitamins and minerals (especially antioxidants
), low fiber intake, high total and saturated fat
intake, excess caloric intake, excess protein intake. These problems can have long-term negative impacts.