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Is using vegetable oil bad for a ketogenic diet?

I have read on various sources that vegetble oil is improper for a ketogenic diet. But I do not understand why. If the fats are suppose to turn into ketones, which in turn are burned for energy ...

diet oil  
user avatar asked by Ro Siv Score of 6
user avatar answered by Agent_L Score of 5

Not taking bath or shower when sick

My parents would not let me to take a showers or take a bath because they claimed it would make you even more sick. Is there any evidence that taking a bath or shower when sick has negative effects?

water disease fever bath  
user avatar asked by Matas Vaitkevicius Score of 2
user avatar answered by Rachelle Ann Facistol Mata Score of 5

Why avoid sunlight when sick?

Typical advice doctor gives you when you're sick, particularly with common cold and flu is: Avoid getting into direct sunlight. My anecdotal experience is that indeed when exposed to sunlight ...

user avatar asked by Tomáลก Zato - Reinstate Monica Score of 2
user avatar answered by Blue_Elephant Score of -3

How accurate are coronavirus tests?

As of time of writing it's quite common to see headlines about so-and-so who have tested positive for Covid-19, e.g. Canadian PM Justin Trudeau's wife, Sophie, tests positive for coronavirus, ...

user avatar asked by Allure Score of 19
user avatar answered by cbeleites unhappy with SX Score of 15

What is the formula for calculating Body Water Percentage?

Given the available inputs of Gender Age Height (cm) Weight (kg) Fat (%) Muscle Mass (%) I know the Watson Formula calculates Total Body Water (in Litres) as TBW(Male) = 2.447 - 0.09156 X age + 0....

water body-fat  
user avatar asked by Vagnerr Score of 1

Why aren't leg amputations usually done right at the knee joint? (turkey leg style)

I've noticed that leg amputations aren't usually done right at the knee joint. Instead, it seems like leg amputations are often done further up the leg -- up on the thigh bone. As someone who knows ...

surgery bones knee amputation  
user avatar asked by User1974 Score of 22
user avatar answered by Polyhat Score of 18

Will eye floaters ever disappear?

According to wikipedia on eye floaters: Floaters are often caused by the normal aging process and will usually disappear as the brain learns to ignore them. Even if this might be the case for very ...

eye ophthalmology aging  
user avatar asked by Marco A. Score of 18
user avatar answered by kenorb Score of 8
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