Phosphorus helps in the formation of DNA and RNA and is essential for life. Research has shown that the presence of large amounts of phosphate in the diet causes a loss of elasticity of the walls of blood vessels, the heart expands and weakens bones.
It was found that excess phosphorus have adverse effects on patients who already have kidney disease, but also this excess can cause kidney problems in people who don’t have kidney problems.
This study published in Clinical Nutrition shows that phosphates artificially added to the milk and cereal products increase to a much greater extent phosphorus levels in the blood than the naturally occurring phosphates and may lead to kidney damage.
Researchers collected patient data from 2003 to 2006 to determine which foods and how these foods affect the levels of phosphorus in the blood. Researchers noticed a significant increase in the level of phosphate in the blood in people who eat dairy and cereals that contain artificially added phosphates.