A 53-year-old male asked:
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my parents are 78 and 83 years old can they drink protein shakes?

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Dr. Clarence Lyons
20 years experience Family Medicine
Unsure: It should not cause a problem unless they have kidney issues or something else. Would need to know more about their health before could answer more.
Answered on Dec 19, 2013
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Dr. Charles Fehlauer
35 years experience Geriatrics
Yes.: The 2 main reasons to avoid excessive protien are liver failure and kidney failure, otherwise protein shakes and supplements should be safe.
Answered on Dec 19, 2013
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Sure: Be sure they're mixed up by someone reputable -- strange things have been discovered at some gyms. Best wishes.

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