25yr old woman killed from excessive protein

Protein, protein, protein is touted time and time again for its ability to help with weight-loss, but can too much be incredibly dangerous?

According to the NY Post, for 25-year-old Meegan Hefford, it was.

As reported, the Australian mother of two and bodybuilder, who was prepping for a competition, “died after an overconsumption of protein shakes, supplements and protein-rich foods.”

Unknown to the Hefford, according to PerthNow, was the fact that she had “a rare genetic disorder that stopped her body from properly breaking down the protein. Urea cycle disorder, which affects one in 8,000 people, caused a build-up of ammonia in her blood and accumulation of fluid in her brain.”

While the disorder is rare, Hefford’s family is now calling for tighter regulations on supplements.

Source: yahoo


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