High-protein diet: What it is and how to do it – the evidence

This guide is based on scientific evidence, following our policy for evidence-based guides.

It’s written by Dr. Bret Scher, and it was published on March 26, 2021. It has been medically reviewed by Dr. Michael Tamber, MD, on May 13, 2021.

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High-protein diet: What it is and how to do it

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