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by Marijana Domazet, Friday, July 12, 2013 | Categories: General Health

We often talk about the importance of being able to make an informed decision, whether it is regarding medical treatments or the food we buy. That is why we were disappointed to read about a recent US study that found that labels on protein powders did not adequately inform the consumer about the contents in the powders.

ConsumerLab conducted a test on 17 protein powders and drinks sold in the US. The key findings indicated that 30% of the protein powders were wrongly labelled and contained less of the advertised ingredients. In addition to that, the team found that four of the tested protein powders had more cholesterol than advertised, and that one brand in particular was contaminated with lead. These findings were verified with an independent laboratory.

On the one hand it is wearisome to read this type of information, as it means that individuals who are trying hard to get all the nutrition they need are spending money on products that are clearly misleading and may even be harmful. On the other hand, it is encouraging that this area is being researched so that mislabelling is addressed. The full information of the study can be found here: http://www.consumerlab.com

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