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What foods can increase penis length and girth?

After full sexual development is complete (usually the teens for most males), penis enlargement is impossible. Anyone who tells you otherwise is a liar and is probably trying to sell you something. ...
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What are the best ways to increase fertility?

I will try to answer your question by using another perspective (risk factors for infertility). MALE Among the main causes of male infertility, "idiopathic" causes (ie not du to endocrine problems, ...
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Can a calorie be neither protein, carbohydrate, nor fat?

Ethanol is caloric and is neither a carbohydrate, protein, or fat.
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Why is natural sugar healthier than refined sugar?

To directly answer your question: it is not. "Natural" sugar is no healthier than "refined" sugar, and sugar in fruits is no healthier than sugar in juice. Sugar molecules are ...
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Can you measure insulin resistance?

InsulinNation gives a good overview: Pre-diabetes can exist for a long time in your body without triggering the most common outward signs of diabetes (continual thirst, frequent urination, blurred ...
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What is the difference between free sugars and non-free sugars, both chemically and medically?

TL;DR Free sugars are all instances were sugar can be avoided and is not essential. It is encouraged to cut down the free sugars intake because sugar has many negative health effects: Sugar ...
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Is having 3 whole eggs at breakfast harmful?

The American Heart Association no longer condemns eggs in its guidelines. But it does recommend that people limit themselves to 300 milligrams of cholesterol daily (a single egg has about 200 ...
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Is drinking alcohol a form of energy intake?

There is some agreement that the calories and other nutrition data, except the percent of alcohol, do not need to be shown on the labels of alcoholic beverages. But these nutrition facts are listed ...
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Is it dangerous to eat bananas and eggs together?

Utter nonsense. Many common recipes combine bananas and eggs. People eat bananas with eggs all the time without harm. I've had some of these myself and they're tasty. Banana pancakes Banana bread ...
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Are nutrition values always additive?

I would add to the existing answer that this really boils down to which factors of nutrient uptake you want to ignore. You mention already that you don't want to be concerned with variation of the ...
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Does increased consumption of fructose cause increased insulin resistance in humans?

TL;DR; Fructose's biochemistry indicates it may lead to increased triglyceride levels in the blood, which can lead to insulin resistance. Data on humans has not yet shown fructose, as a replacement ...
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Why are carbs said to be fattening?

Note: This explanation does not concern itself with body health, wellbeing, the ability to follow/sustain the diet short/long term, impact to nervous system or the psychological impact of satiety that ...
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Is it possible to regain lost lactose tolerance?

First, here is a small background on lactose intolerance: Lactose is a disaccharide present in high quantity in mammalian milk. Once in the intestine, it is hydrolysed into glucose and galactose, ...
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Am I overweight? Bad self image...?

No, you are not overweight at all, and whoever told you it was a good idea to even consider a "diet" was very mistaken. Don't listen to them. At 120 pounds and 5'5", your Body Mass Index is 20.0, ...
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Ketosis over extended period

Long-term ketogenic diet can have various side effects. Safety and tolerability of the ketogenic diet used for the treatment of refractory childhood epilepsy: a systematic review of published ...
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Hydrating before a fast day

OK, so this seems to be a 24 hour fast. Salt (sodium) and glycerol, after drinking water, prolong the time in which the water is excreted from the body, but they both work only for few hours. The ...
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Optimum / limit daily dose of Vitamin C?

Here are few aspects of high-dose vitamin C supplements. The upper limit(UL) 2,000 mg for vitamin C is not some sort of recommendation, but a dose, which, if exceeded, can cause nausea and diarrhea, ...
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How does breastfeeding protect the mother's bones?

I can understand your confusion, since the literature has confounding data. However, I would suggest that you expand your reasoning beyond only thinking about calcium demand and consider hormonal ...
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How do you feed a starving person in a way that won't kill them?

DISCLAIMER: This answer is only about "how to break fast" and prevent refeeding syndrome in otherwise healthy adults, not in those who suffer from chronic alcoholism, eating disorders, cancer or other ...
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Does 3500 calories really equal a pound?

It is, at least, overly simplified. The average amount of water in adipose tissue is 13%. In addition to that, it also contains approx. 3% protein. The remainder is fat. Lard, which should have a ...
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Are nutritionists alternative medicine practitioners?

In the US, anyone can claim to be a nutritionist. Registered dietitian nutritionists (RDN) undergo pretty extensive training. An RD may suggest herbal remedies, which would be alternative medicine, ...
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Low Carb Diet Causing Peripheral Neuropathy Symptoms

The main causes of nutrition-related peripheral neuropathy are deficiencies of vitamins B1 (thiamin), B3 (niacin), B6 (pyridoxine), B9 (folate) and B12 (cobalamin) (Emedicine). In carnivores, vitamin ...
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What are trustworthy food and nutrition information websites, without ties to food companies?

Well, if you really want a website that offers easy to understand information that is based on scientific studies, then there is one site that I would recommend to you: Nutritionfacts It's basically ...
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Is it dangerous to eat bananas and eggs together?

I read that the combination of bananas and eggs is poisonous. Can you please give the exact links? Google does auto-suggest a link but as Carey has also mentioned, it doesn't make any sense. It is ...
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Ketosis over extended period

You might be interested in this study: Long-term effects of a ketogenic diet in obese patients. Specifically, for 83 obese study participants on a ketogenic (<30g carb/day) diet for 24 weeks: ...
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Which is better in general: fresh vegetables or frozen vegetables

Frozen vegetables are just as good if not better than fresh vegetables at a grocery store, provided that the vegetables are frozen immediately after harvest. There are many online articles that point ...
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Is sugar in beverages worse than sugar in solid food (i.e. candy, chocolate) with respect to diabetes type 2

I assume by "(added) sugar intake from solid foods" you mean something like, "Is higher-than-average sugar consumption from foods (separate from beverages) associated with increased risk of Type II ...
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What is the difference between soda water and water?

Chemically speaking, carbonated water is just plain water with carbon dioxide dissolved in it under high pressure. It hydrates just as well as normal water, because it still contains plain H2O. ...
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What should I check before taking protein supplements?

Usually, protein supplements (e.g., whey protein) are used by athletes and body-builders. Because isometric exercise like body-building increases the diastolic blood pressure in short-term 1, it is ...
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