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Studies in calcium metabolism. The calciuretic effect of dietary protein

Study indicates positive correlation between excess protein intake and leeching of calcium from the bones
S. Margen, JY Chu, NA Kaufrnaniz, DH Calloway

Data are presented from several studies concerning the effect of varying protein intake on urinary calcium excretion, A markedly positive correlation was found between protein ingestion and calciunia. Although the response was not linear, varying protein intake from 0 g to 90 g N per day results in approximately an 800% increase in calcium excretion, irrespective of calcium intake.