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Questions relating to the intake, safety, effects of nutrients, and their biochemical interactions with our body.

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How can elderly people consume fewer calories as well as more nutrients? [closed]

I am confused by the basic nutritional requirements recommended for older people (>65 years old). The elderly have lower energy requirements (because of reduced muscle mass and daily activity), ...
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3 glasses of homogenized milk/day vs. 500mg calcium [closed]

The daily recommended amount of calcium per day is 1300mg. If you need to increase your intake of calcium, it seems that drinking 3 glasses of milk per day would be better than supplements (one glass ...
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Can autoantibodies found in the father affect the embryo, and how?

From "Folate Receptor Alpha Autoantibodies in Autism Spectrum Disorders: Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention" (2021): Comparison of the Childhood Autism Rating Scale (CARS) after 2 years of ...
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Would a person with high body fat survive longer without food?

Considering the following information: The more fat stores available, the longer a person can typically survive during starvation. Once the fat stores have been completely metabolized, the body then ...
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Ice cream after surgery (Forrest Gump)

Forrest Gump: The only good thing about being wounded in the buttocks is the ice cream. They gave me all the ice cream I could eat. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sY7umyLACw (from 00:30) Is there a ...
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Why nutritional / Dietary supplement pills are having their side effects?

I was recently reading about nutritional or dietary supplement medicines or pills most of them contain wide range of vitamins and minerals essential for well being of a human being and are used to ...
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How does the brain react to intermittent fasting during the whole cycle?

In the 16/8 intermittent fasting, you eat for 8 hrs then fast for 16hrs. I am curious about how the brain reacts to these changes as the cycle progresses through the day. When will cognitive ...
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Amino acid data - 101 for beginners

I am a data analyst who received amino acid data from lab to transform them into a form suitable for analysis. What I would like to check with you is check whether the below terms mean the same? For ...
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Can menstruation disorders be in any way linked to an elevated intake of sodium and/or calcium?

Can menstruation disorders be in any way linked to an elevated intake of sodium and/or calcium? This excerpt got me wondering about that. I didn't find anything on Google that would corraborate this ...
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Understanding google's nutrition chart

When I googled "Chikpea", it shows following chart on right: It says: *Per cent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your ...
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Determining levels of Phenylalanine in common foods

As a result from my recent concerns regarding Phenylketonuria, I would like to ask the community: Where can I find the quantities of Phenylalanine in common nutritional items such as milk, eggs, ...
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about official recommendations for protein intake [closed]

The recommendations for protein intake is about 0.8 - 0.9 g/kg/day for a person with moderate activity. Does one should stick to that quite closely, or would it be prejudicial for health to have just ...
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Does the digestive process in humans consume water?

This question arose out of a discussion about fasting during Ramadan. Which, if you are not aware, involves abstaining from eating and drinking between dawn and dusk. Something which can be quite ...
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Is uric acid processed/removed differently than other acids?

It is my understanding that uric acid is a byproduct of the body breaking down certain proteins, and if the body can not get rid of this acid fast enough it can lead to gout and other complications. ...
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Is it problematic for stomach/guts to skip breakfast? [closed]

In WebMD we read Many people skip the a.m. meal because they’re rushing to get out the door. That’s a mistake. You need food in your system long before lunchtime. However I have come across this ...
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Has it been shown that consuming less than 1000 mg of calcium per day is harmful? [duplicate]

The RDI for calcium is 1000-1300 mg. I wonder if it was established simply by observing what normal healthy people consume daily, or has it actually been shown that consuming only, say, 500 mg is bad ...
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How much do certain probiotics reduce cavity causing bacteria?

In the paper titled Effect of Short-term Consumption of Amul Probiotic Yogurt Containing Lactobacillus acidophilus La5 and Bifidobacterium Lactis Bb12 on Salivary Streptococcus mutans Count in High ...
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Meaning of "natural" in "high natural protein intake" in a consensus guideline on BH4 deficiencies

From the Consensus guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4) deficiencies: Apart from BH4Ds, the differential diagnosis of HPA includes phenylalanine hydroxylase (PAH) ...
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What is the basis for fiber intake recommendations [closed]

I see recommendations across the web for anywhere from 20 to 38 grams of daily fiber intake, depending on your demographic. Now, I'm a big fan of fiber and how it helps digestion. But looking at the ...
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Cholesterol: What is the upper limit for VLDL and how do you lower the levels?

Linked to Cholesterol: How can you lower LDL and maintain OR raise HDL? Everywhere I look online (e.g. Cleveland Clinic), it says about keeping LDL (Low Density Lipoproteins) to less than 100 mg/dL ...
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Cholesterol: How can you lower LDL and maintain OR raise HDL?

Everywhere I look online (e.g. Cleveland Clinic), it says about keeping LDL (Low Density Lipoproteins) to less than 100mg/dL and where possible raise HDL (High Density Lipoproteins) to 50mg/dL or ...
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Fats in nutrition information does not add up. Where are the unknown fats coming from?

I have a certain product that says there were 8 g of fat. Listed below it are the fats content such as Omega 3 - 4379 mg, Trans fat - 0 g, Saturated fat - 1.5 g. But all these does not add up! I ...
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Is it possible for humans to absorb nutients from the soil similar to trees?

Recently heard about a practice where the pores of skin are expanded by steam or pierced with small holes. The body or portion of is then submersed or lathered in a nutrient solution for absorption ...
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Is it possible to measure L-cysteine amino acid levels in the body?

The supplement N-ACETYL CYSTEINE (NAC) is increasingly popular among patients suffering from the mental and physical issues NAC claims to improve. However, the article also states "it is found in ...
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Can eating food cause you to gain more weight than the mass of that food, over time [duplicate]

NOT A DUPLICATE OF: Can food make you put on more weight than it's own weight? That question diverges off into stuff about calories and energy density and other stuff, which I'm not interested in ...
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Is drinking blended meals just as nutritious as eating whole meals? [closed]

If you cook a meal and then blend it and drink it, are you getting more-or-less the same amount of nutrition from the meal? Does your body absorb the nutrients in the same way as it would otherwise? ...
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How does refeeding syndrome cause pitting edema?

In the answer to "How do you feed a starving person in a way that won't kill them?", it is mentioned that refeeding syndrome can cause peripheral edema. How does this occur?
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Is it possible to gain weight from only glucose?

Assuming a diet of only glucose, is it possible to gain weight? I know that fructose can be converted by the liver to triglycerides and be stored as fat. However, my understanding is that glucose can ...
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Is it bad to eat fruits after a meal? [closed]

In France, it is commons to end a meal with a fruit. Also in different part of the world: I grew up having traditional Chinese dinners cooked by my grandmother most nights. Her large dining table ...
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Can (mal)nutrition cause muscle twitches?

We have often seen and/or experienced annoying involuntary muscle twitches in the corners of the eyes, in calf muscles etc. But I have wondered about their causes. WebMD states that [e]yelid ...
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How to Determine How Much Water to Drink [closed]

I am planing to develop a mobile application to monitor the water intake level of a person. I found the following calculator, but I have no idea what is the formula that they have used in the ...
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If protein poisoning is caused by a lack of dietary fats, why isn't it more prevalent? [closed]

From what I've read about protein poisoning/rabbit starvation, the issue is a complete lack of fats in the diet. The malnutrition symptoms are pretty bad, and it's telling that cravings can only be ...
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Is it risky to eat at most 12 ounces of canned sardines weekly for about two months?

According to this page https://www.livestrong.com/article/550938-health-risks-of-eating-sardines/ In the 'Concern About Sardines' Mercury Content' section The FDA recommends a weekly intake of two to ...
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Does broccoli interfere with CYP3A4 metabolism?

There are many articles on the effects of the active ingredients in Broccoli but I have yet to find the "smoking gun" on this question. I know grapefruit is a big offender in blocking CYP3A4 but I am ...
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What is the relationship between cancer and sugar? [closed]

I was watching "The Magic Pill" documentary series on Netflix. And, a woman indicated that she completely cured a fairly aggressive breast cancer by eliminating just about all sugars and most ...
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Can a calorie be neither protein, carbohydrate, nor fat?

I recently started using MyFitnessPal to try to lose weight and I noticed that a particular beer I had drunk has a tremendous number of calories relative to the number of grams of carbs it contains ...
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What is daily sedation interruption for ventilated patients?

I was reading about ventilator bundle here and came across this term called Daily Sedation Interruption. Does this term mean break in giving the sedation drugs? How can this help in reducing the ...
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Fluid balance range for human

I am working on clinical data analysis with patients from icu who are mechanically ventilated and in ICU for 4 or more days. Currently I tried to calculate their fluid balance based on the input and ...
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Are there drugs that help to digest wheat?

It understand that there are some sugars in wheat that some people cannot digest and that would risk them in IBS but I don't ask about drugs that fight IBS, which make intestines move slower and stuff ...
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Are dosages of Saccharin Sodium in food are non-carcinogenic?

There is such sweetener as Saccharin Sodium that being added sometimes in drinks and just sold as sweetener on it's own. I didn't found information about dosages, but but on nih.gov I see this: ...
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Can a person survive off of a diet alternating daily between mayonnaise, honey, beer, and wine? [closed]

Suppose an individual has a device which can produce one of a number of liquids, each day in particular quantities: Given these specific foods, drinks, and quantities could 4-5 people survive for ...
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Can iron-rich food cause an overdose?

Daily Value (DV) for iron for adults and children age 4 and older is 18 mg (Office of Dietary Supplements, NIH.gov). Can iron-rich foods cause an overdose of iron, if 150 % daily value (27 mg) is ...
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Do nutrients have the same functions for kids and adults? And are the symptoms of deficiency the same? [closed]

I’m writing my bachelorthesis about children’s nutrition. Now I stumbled upon a question that I can’t answer myself and I wasn’t able to find it anywhere either. Do nutrients (carbs, fat, protein, ...
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Is there bromide insufficiency and if so, how does it treated without causing bromism?

I have read about mineral inefficiencies in humans such as iron insufficiency or zinc insufficiency and recently I learned on the use of bromine containing molecules (bromides) in different medical ...
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Does eating any kind of seafood lengthen the healing time of an injury?

I have heard multiple times in my life that eating seafood would lengthen healing time of an injury, such as a large cut or a broken bone, and possibly make it worse. I heard this mainly from eastern ...
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Is olive oil healthy in general, or only as a replacement for saturated fats?

Olive oil is often said to be "healthy". This study, for example, states: For each 10 g/d increase in extra-virgin olive oil consumption, cardiovascular disease and mortality risk decreased by ...
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Can Vitamin C and E supplements cure or manage Preeclampsia resulting from oxidative stress?

According to Judith E. Brown's fifth edition of the "Nutrition Through Life Cycle" textbook, "Oxidative stress and lack of anitoxidant defences appear to play key roles in the development of ...
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Choice of foods and proportions for vegans

Relating to the average patient's meal, which foods and how would the portion size be modified in order to meet Dietary Guidelines. EDIT: In other words, what to think about when designing vegan ...
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Cloves and potassium intake [closed]

since it is so hard to get the required daily 3,700 mg of potassium, I have been considering adding cloves to my diet. I found it easy to swallow powdered cloves in the morning, however I'd like to ...
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does eating beans cold modifies their nutritional profile?

I read here that if we prepare dried beans this way: soak overnight. boil. put them in the refrigerator. eat them cold. They would be digested in the intestines rather than in the stomach, acting as ...

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