Subject: Why does a diet excessively high in protein cause calcium depletion?
Date: Tue May 9 20:28:05 2000
Posted by Lisa Hughes
Grade level: teacher/prof
School: Bayside High School
City: Palm Bay State/Province: FL
Area of science: Biochemistry
I teach A&P and we read that a diet too high in protein causes calcium
depletion. I found that the calcium is excreted with the nitrogenous
waste in urine but I can't figure out why. I understand that urea is a
result of protein breakdown, but how does this affect the calcium levels?
What's the biochemistry of this?
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