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Myth-Busting: Creatine and Dehydration

A mystery hit the small town of McMinnville, Oregon this month when two dozen of the town’s high school football players took ill after an intense “total immersion” training camp.  All had elevated levels of creatine kinase, an enzyme released by the muscles after extreme training.  Over a dozen were admitted to the hospital at…

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Are Protein Drinks "Dangerous"?

The July 2010 issue of Consumer Reports (CR) magazine investigates protein drinks with not very flattering findings: … [O]ur investigation, including tests at an outside laboratory of 15 protein drinks, a review of government documents, and interviews with health and fitness experts and consumers, found most people already get enough protein, and there are far…