Given how vascular our kidneys are, it should comes as no surprise that animal protein, animal fat, and cholesterol are associated with declining kidney function (microalbuminurea—loss of protein in the urine), which can be an early warning sign not only for kidney failure, but also for heart disease and a shortened lifespan.
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The references to the other organs affected by atherosclerosis can be explored in Cholesterol and Female Sexual Dysfunction; Cholesterol and Lower Back Pain; Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms: Ticking Time Balloons; and Heart Attacks and Cholesterol: Purely a Question of Diet. Be sure to check out my other videos on Harvard studies, and my other videos on kidney health. Next, I’ll address Treating Kidney Failure Through Diet.
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