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are protein shakes/powder safe for a still growing 16 year old girl?

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Dr. Andrew Doe
19 years experience Interventional Radiology
Usually: So liong as they aren't loaded with sugar and preservatives or sweeteners. Usually it is just protein and something we can eat without issue.
Answered on Aug 20, 2013

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