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    Over-consumption of macronutrients

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    This week we are discussing macronutrients. And I was wondering about the below:

    If the established standard amount of a nutrient is good for you, is consuming more better for you? Why? Can someone please tell me the effects of excessive intake of the below:
    water
    protein
    fiber
    carbohydrates
    lipids

    Include your references, if any.

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    Water-
    Excess water can lead to a condition called hyponatremia or water toxicity. Excess water in the human body can dilute out vital electrolytes causing nausea, dizziness, muscle cramps and lethargy or seizure-like episodes.

    Web references:
    http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/126646/when_excessive_water_leads_to_complications.html?cat=70
    http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/767624-overview

    Protein-
    Excess protein consumption can lead to ketonuria (excess protein in the urine). ...

    Solution Summary

    Short paragraphs examining the effect of over-consumption of several macronutrients. Web references provided.

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