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is protein alright for you if you are under 13 ?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
48 years experience Rheumatology
Not ok-necessary!: If you are a growing child, your protein requirements are higher than for adults. The current requirement is 0.55 grams per pound!
Answered on Jul 6, 2013
Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Lean proteins.: Focus on fish, pork, egg whites, turkey and protein - the real thing, not cold cuts or canned meats. And grill or bake or broil - no frying. If you don't eat meat, beans and soy are great but you need to learn how to combine them to make complete proteins for proper absorption. Protein good and necessary at any age.
Answered on Nov 11, 2015

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