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Do artificial sweeteners increase risk of diabetes or hyperinsulinemia?

Findings There is a strong link between the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB), obesity, and Type 2 diabetes, recognized by multiple studies, for example this survey (1). This article (2) ...
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Can adults get new gut bacteria from external exposure?

In principle: yes, the gut microbiome can be altered by external exposures. It is the large but and a large range of buts that follow. The newborns indeed get their initial "seeding" by ...
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Does the digestive disorders affect the location of aorta beat around navel?

During my last course called "Physical Examination of the Abdomen" (at medical school), we learned to palpate the abdominal aorta, which can be easily palpated in +/- lean patients. This ...
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What is the mechanism of eczema?

TLDR: The pathogenesis of eczema is multifactorial, but broadly follows a process of genetic (or epigenetic, in the case of the early gut microbiome) dysregulation relating to barrier integrity ...
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How long should you wait after lunch if you want to take a bath, and why?

Is it true that one shouldn't take a bath after lunch? No. That's a long hold myth, nothing more. Although it might have all the pedagogical value of scare stories in general: So telling kids they ...
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Dietary Interactions that cause Constipation

The major dietary causes are not enough water and not enough fibre. (See the Risk Factors section of this Mayo Clinic article, which focuses on medical causes of constipation.) There's nothing ...
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Is fibre an essential nutrient?

Essential nutrient means any substance normally consumed as a constituent of food which is needed for growth and development and/or the maintenance of life and which cannot be synthesized in adequate ...
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Digestion and absorption of large scale protein structures

Do some proteins survive human digestion? Yes. Prions are misfolded proteins with abnormal tertiary or quaternary structures. That grants them resistance (to some extent, at least) to proteases (1). ...
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How much food is necessary to buffer the stomach when taking medicine?

As you mentioned in the side note, it really depends on the type of pill. Because there are chemical interactions between the food and the pill e.g. tetracycline and milk (tetracycline and calcium ...
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Can a person eliminate lactose intolerance through extended exposure?

Very generally speaking I would say it depends on the cause of the intolerance - if it is a primary intolerance (i. e. genetic problem with lactase persistence deficiency, the enzyme for digesting ...
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Does IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) lower the risk of cancer?

The study authors have released a statement on their institutional website that states: That neither the papers (http://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/2014/MD/C3MD00323J#!divAbstract, http:/...
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How do probiotics work?

The internet is overflowing with information regarding probiotics, and since these products are not registered as drugs and are widely sold as nutritional supplements, it might be hard to "separate ...
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Supplements: When and how to take them to maximize absorption

To get the most of your vitamins/minerals is quite simple, really. There are two types of soluble vitamins/minerals: Water-soluble Fat-soluble Absorption of water-soluble vitamins is quite easy, ...
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Do proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) shut down all the proton pumps in all cells across our body?

"Proton pump" is a broad category of proteins rather than a specific pump. The drugs called "proton pump inhibitors (PPIs)" to reduce stomach acid target a specific proton pump, ...
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Do proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) shut down all the proton pumps in all cells across our body?

First of all, if you found papers that suggest certain unexplored side effects, it means the research is underway and it can very well be that in the next years we get new information about how drugs ...
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Eating egg shells: advantages v.s. disadvantages?

Not allowed to comment, so just a partial answer from my part: Salmonella bacteria are commonly found in the excrements of birds and egg shells are usually contaminated with them, and even let them ...
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Interested in how these particular supplements work together

SE Health is not meant for personal advice. Only your doctor can answer this question based on an evaluation of your medical conditions, medications, allergies, and physical exam. What I can do is ...
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How can we digest protein, fats and carbs at the same time?

Acidic environment in the stomach (ph ~2) is necessary for the activity of the enzyme pepsin, which partly digests proteins to peptides (NCBI). "Alkaline environment," which is not really alkaline ...
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What is solution of irritable bowel syndrome(IBS)? [Diarrhoea-predominant IBS]

Although the best thing to do is to go and see a doctor there are a few factors which you could work on to determine what causes your symptoms. It might be that some kinds of food make you feel ...
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How to ingest vitamin C for patients after a gastric surgery?

If post gastric bypass patients can eat solid food they can eat soft fruit. And before that they can puree food with fruit juices. As for supplements, vitamin tablets are recommended for most ...
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Walking immediately after the meal

There is a belief that walking just after a meal causes fatigue, stomach ache, and other types of discomfort.But researches have found that walking just after a meal is more effective for weight loss ...
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Can the body be shocked into a faster metabolism?

If a person's body is in a low-metabolism state induced by starvation or restricted calorie intake, then an increase in the calorie intake will allow a raised metabolism. The natural lower limit to ...
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Eating chewing gum after lunch everyday

1. Very very slightly - you produce more saliva which you swallow (more on this in 2), but I'm not sure if that really contributes on a meaningful scale. 2. I'm only talking about the important and/...
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Is stomach acid from healthy food different from unhealthy food?

Stomach acid does not react with foods in the way that it would form harmful chemical complexes. The acid affects pepsinogen - it helps to convert it in its active form pepsin, which is the enzyme ...
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How do extended release tablets work?

Some extended release products do remain in the stomach while the drug is being released but how they remain in the stomach is often not a function of the size of the tablet itself. To help explain I ...
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How does gallbladder removal affects fat digestion?

The bile is produced in the liver and stored in the gallbladder. After a meal, fats trigger gallbladder contraction, which results in the release of the bile into the small intestine. The bile helps ...
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Effects of eating rice at dinner time

The glycemic index of rice varies quite a lot: according to this link from Harvard Medical School, from 38 for Parboiled rice to 72 for white rice. The latter is a rather high glycemic index. As a ...
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How to sterilize the human intestine using a safe method?

It isn't possible to completely sterilize the gut of a living person. Repeat: not possible under any circumstance in a living person. You can dramatically decrease the number of organisms by using ...
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Where would the food go if the the stomach and spleen are both taken away?

The food normally goes from the gullet (esophagus) through the stomach (gaster) into the bowel (intestine). After the stomach removal (gastrectomy), the surgeon connects the gullet and the bowel, so ...
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Are vitamin C and desloratadine better absorbed when taken shortly after eating?

Desloratadin is slightly soluble in water and very soluble in ethanol. While that would often indicate an at least slightly better if time-delayed absorption with food, this is apparently not the case:...
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