Doctor's Note

For more on animal protein and health during adolescence, check out these videos:
Saving Lives By Treating Acne With Diet
Protein, Puberty, and Pollutants
Formula for Childhood Obesity

And check out my other videos on puberty

Also, be sure to check out my associated blog posts: Eating To Extend Our LifespanWhy Are Children Starting Puberty Earlier? and Cow’s Milk Casomorphin, Crib Death, and Autism.

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  • Michael Greger M.D.

    Please feel free to post any ask-the-doctor type questions here in the comments section and I’d be happy to try to answer them. And check out the other videos on puberty. Also, there are 1,449 other subjects covered in the rest of my videos–please feel free to explore them as well!

  • Michael Greger M.D.

    Also be sure to check out my associated blog post Cow’s Milk Casomorphin, Crib Death, and Autism!

  • Sinyx

    What do you think about this comment on Facebook?

    “Only time a vegan or vegetarian diet is at all beneficial is when you compare it to people that eat like shit and even then you are still risking you’re health for no reason… Vegan = gullible idiot”

    • sophi arianna

      have you actually met anyone who grew up raw/vegan and whose health is approved by their doctor? someone in obyious perfect health?

  • Rebecca Stallings

    My son is 12yr 10mos and is only 4’9 but weighs 125. At his last phyiscal for football the dr said no signs of puberty and that his max height at this rate was 5’11 which was down from his projected height of 6’1 they year prior. Since he was 5 he has played basketball & football and loves both sports however this year was the beginning of school ball. He made both teams but his size is hurting him bad. Is there anything you would suggest we do at this point besides wait it out? It is starting to have an impact on his psyche so any safe suggestions would be welcomed.

    • sophi arianna

      well, i know a kid who was chubby little and thinned out after puberty. but if he watches what TYPE of protein he consumes, then he will probably develop more muscle weight and less weight from chub.