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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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Is eating spicy hot (pungent) food (hot chilli & peppers etc.) healthy or harmful?

Red chilies contain large amounts of vitamin C and small amounts of carotene (provitamin A). Yellow and especially green chilies (which are essentially unripe fruit) contain a considerably lower ...
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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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What is the difference between cal and Kcal?

Answer: 1 Kilocalorie equals 1 Calorie. Note the capital "C". 1 kilocalorie equals 1000 calories. Note the lowercase "c". So Calories and kilocalories are pretty much the same thing. Kilocalories ...
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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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Can eating chalk cause very low level haemoglobin level?

Eating chalk is a type of Pica. It is characterized by an appetite for substances that are largely non-nutritive, such as paper, clay, drywall or paint, metal, chalk, soil, glass, or sand which is ...
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Do you need to consume iodised salt?

Iodine is absolutely an essential mineral, and is required for proper functioning of your body. It is a component of the thyroid hormone triiodothyronine (also known as T3) and its precursor form T4 (...
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Do protein bars/shakes provide nutrients that your body can use?

What you are asking about is called bioavailability, which is the term for how much of a consumed substance is actually taken up by the body, and bioequivalence, which is about whether two products ...
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What is the difference between cal and Kcal?

Generally speaking, 1 kilocalorie = 1000 calories (definition here). But the confusing part is explained here: The energy used in physical activity and the energy stored in foods is actually given ...
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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 do some foods with high calories not fill you up?

Satiety is not, and never was, a measure of the calories you have eaten. You feel sated when a certain type of neurons fire in your brain. These neurons are triggered by 1) impulses incoming from the ...
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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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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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How dangerous is it to eat the worms inside fruits?

Fruits (both fresh and dried) should not contain bugs. Their presence indicates that the fruit hasn't been preserved well, or that their producer has made some other mistake. They may be unsafe to ...
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