Dr. Robert Stanton explains how all the studies on low/high protein diets can confuse physicians and that there are parallels between the ongoing debates about the “correct levels” of A1c and albumin level in urine as researchers constantly add to the level of knowledge. He also points out that the type of protein may be important; a recent study suggested that vegetable and fish protein may be better than chicken and beef protein; this may be due to the “good fat” in vegetable protein and fish. Dr. Stanton also talks about defining what constitutes a high protein diet. Different organizations have different ideas about the ideal amount of protein for those with and without kidney disease and/or diabetes.
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Dr. Robert Stanton is a Principal Investigator in the Section on Vascular Cell Biology and the Chief of the Nephrology Section at Joslin Clinic, as well as an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Stanton’s laboratory focuses on understanding the causes of impaired G6PD enzyme activity to see whether prevention of this impairment helps prevent diabetic kidney disease and diabetic vascular disease.