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are protein shakes safe for 18 year olds

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
20 years experience Geriatrics
Yes: Protein shakes are considered food however, make sure that there are no energy additives. Most 18 yr olds do not need extra protein.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Doe
19 years experience Interventional Radiology
Usually: So liong as they aren't loaded with sugar and preservatives or sweeteners. Usually it is just protein and something we can eat without issue.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
100g of protein per : No benefits accrue beyond 2g per 2.2lbs of body weight, even in professional athletes. No harm if more is ingested, but protein nutritional supplement ... Read More
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Dr. Justin Rich
17 years experience Pediatrics
Yes : Though there isn't much reliable research on whey (protein) powder in kids, it is generally accepted as safe. Because of this though, a proper daily ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: I disagree with my collegues.As pointed out, there is no evidence of any benefit and altho rare, there can be serious side effects such as heart troub ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Nall
14 years experience Sports Medicine
Protein Shakes: Should be fine. Do your research on the quality of the shake as some have been found to contain toxic heavy metals. Also watch the amount of calorie ... Read More
A 14-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
35 years experience Family Medicine
Family practice : It is safe and effective it also helps curb appitite.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Sure: Be sure they're mixed up by someone reputable -- strange things have been discovered at some gyms. Best wishes.
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Varady
Specializes in Family Medicine
Could be: Yes it could be related. I could also be that his is taking something else, that you are not aware of, which could be a greater prob. Another possib ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
8 years experience Internal Medicine
Low BMI: You should speak to a doctor. Some people have thyroid disease that does not allow them to lose weight, others have problems absorbing food, there als ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Serena Satcher
31 years experience Integrative Medicine
Normal kidneys?: It is important to make sure that your kidneys are working properly and that you are consuming a protein combination that is safe for you. Generally ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Welle
15 years experience Bariatrics
Ok: It is ok to drink protein shakes as a part of a well rounded diet. Many are high in sugar so be careful for sugar content. Also do not rely on shakes ... Read More

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