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Is drinking creatine-powdered drinks very helpful in promoting muscle growth? a med school friend said it wasn't worth possible damage to kidneys.

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 50 years experience
I agree c ur friend.: Even though muscle is made up of creatine, drinking this chemical will not lead to increase muscle growth. I would recommend a diet relatively high in protein, and relatively less carbohydrates and fats. It is the exercise that will build muscle, not the drink.

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