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Can protein powder supplements stunt the growth for 16 years old person?

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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Protein powder supplements are an expensive way to add protein to the diet. Unless you have a specific medical condition, they are unneccesary. Growth stunting occurs with under-nutrition. The best diet for growth is a balanced diet with an emphasis on fresh fruits, vegetables, lean meats, whole grains.

Answered Jul 19, 2013

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Dr. Wenjay Sung answered

Specializes in Podiatry

No, this will not stunt your growth. Rather, lack of nutrition or deficiency in vitamins, calcium, minerals, etc can stunt growth. Hope this answers your question.

Answered Jul 18, 2013

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