Protein Shakes Consumer Reports: Possible Health Risks

Some particularly worrying news to bring you now, as a new study by Consumer Reports has revealed that there are possible health risks for consumers who regularly take protein shakes as part of their daily diet.

As reported from CBSNews, manufacturers and sales reps have stated that these kinds of products are safe to consume, but a fresh report states otherwise.

Some protein shakes used in the study revealed that they contained substances like lead, arsenic and cadmium. Potential health risks when drinking protein shakes regularly include dehydration, digestive problems and even kidney problems in some cases.

The very presence of these metals within protein shakes are an obvious worry, as Urvashi Rangan, Consumer Reports explains:

“What we’re concerned about here is the chronic low level exposure of a heavy metal. And what people should know, is that heavy metals, once they come into our bodies, once they’re metabolized, they tend to stay there for a long period of time.”

For those of you who regularly take protein shakes as part of your daily diet – what are your thoughts on the new study? Are you concerned by the high levels of the metals mentioned above or not?

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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