A 23-year-old male asked:
just one study that says smoking stunt growth, use to smoke hookah, ate junk food, and grew with dad alone, did it stunt my growth? 5'7 and dad's 5'9.
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Family Medicine 38 years experience
Height: Hi , based on the information you give it's very hard to say. Even with good information it's very hard to say. We are the height we are. Each of us is a study of one. That said diet has a lot to do with our height. The average male in the United States is somewhere between 5-7 and 5-10.
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Might have no effect: A Université de Montréal study of 1,293 teens over a 5 yr period. funded by Canadian Cancer Society indicated “a boy who smokes 10 cigarettes a day from age 12 to 17 will be about an inch shorter than a boy who does not smoke at all.” https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/03/080331135155.htm. I was unable to find the actual study to review it. I haven’t seen this reported elsewhere.
A 34-year-old member asked:
What kind of disease did people get from food before food additives?
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Family Medicine 28 years experience
There was: Always the risks of illness from food spoilage such as stomach illnesses, and poisonings. But most deaths were from other causes-due to childhood illness, infections, trauma.
A 33-year-old member asked:
How did you keep it off after you stopped eating junk food?
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Dentistry 40 years experience
Add healthy food: By introducing more and new healthy foods everyday into your diet, you will eventually crowd out the junk food.
Upper Marlboro, MD
A 21-year-old male asked:
Can I give oral after eating spicy food? Did it and I'm worried.
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Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: no problem
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