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A 16-year-old male asked:

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

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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 39 years experience
No: 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.
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Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 15 years experience
No: 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.
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Last updated Jul 19, 2013

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