Study: Low carb diet doesn't harm kidneys

June 1, 2012 2:46:36 PM PDT
New research shows that high protein/low carbohydrate diets do not seem to affect the kidneys.

Experts worry that these diets might damage the organs. But, a new study in the "Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology" said the kidneys are not harmed by the increased protein.

Researchers studied 300 obese patients who were dieting and found those sticking with the protein rich diets had the same kidney function those going with low-fat diets.