One new possible side effect of this FAD- high protein diet is believed to be neurotoxicity that can possibly lead to premature aging or alzheimers disease.
In a recent study published in Molecular Neurodegeneration, 2009, 4:40 (21 October 2009), animal studies involving mice that were fed with this kind of diet resulted in having brains that apprently shrank. This clinically may therefore be relevant to the onset of forgetfulness in the long run to humans.
This study is experimental but may be a signal to further develop a prospective study to elucidate the important effects of a high protein diet in the brain on humans. Whether this is true to any age group or not remains to be seen.
In my practice, I maybe a maverick in terms of prescribing a specific diet plan for my pateints BUT ive always been against any FAD diets which I know will only result in short term results rather than long term outcomes.
Better Still… Be Well by Eating Right!