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A 24-year-old female asked:

Is it correct that mineral oil is not absorbed and thus has not nutritional value?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 41 years experience
Negative value: Not only does mineral oil have no nutritional value but it can interfere with the absorption of fat soluble vitamins (a, d, e and k). I do not recommend the use of mineral oil and, if ever used, should only be used on rare occasions. See http://www.Nationalmssociety.Org/treating-ms/medications/mineral-oil.
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