A 39-year-old member asked:
Do protein shakes and supplements work?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Philip Chaoanswered
Radiology 40 years experience
Yes: They are supposed to give your body a source of protein. Your body incorporates them into muscle if you also workout and stimulate your mucsles. Just eating them without excercise wont work well.
5.1k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Dr. Mark Diamondanswered
Pediatrics 48 years experience
No: I disagree with dr chao.There is no research available that demonstrates that they do work at all for endurance, performance and " replacing" muscle mass.And potential for serious side effects is very high. Not worth the expense or effort.
5k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Dr. Thomas Namey commented
Rheumatology 50 years experience
Wrong. As a USOC doc for weightlifting, I believe there is an appreciable body of work.
Jul 6, 2013
Last updated Apr 6, 2019
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