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Doctor insights on: Amish Eating Habits

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What would be expected results of a colonoscopy if amish descendent?

What would be expected results of a colonoscopy if amish descendent?

Depends : If colonoscopy is being done for symptoms chances of findings are higher. If it is screening, then 20-35% chances of finding adenomatous polyp. ...Read more

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Habits (Definition)

A recurrent, often unconscious pattern of behavior that is acquired ...Read more


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Why is ok for even amish kids to 'go wild' as teens? Is it just a way to reel them in?

Why is ok for even amish kids to 'go wild' as teens? Is it just a way to reel them in?

OK for all kids: It's ok for all kids to "go wild" and express themselves in a nonviolent respectful manner. ...Read more

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Is it common for inbred groups like ashkenazi jews and the amish to have hereditary problems?

Is it common for inbred groups like ashkenazi jews and the amish to have hereditary problems?

Yes: Many hereditary problems are due to the coming together of two parent 'carriers' of a recessive trait, those traits are more common in those groups due to the closer relationship genetically of these people. ...Read more

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Questions on maple syrup urine disease? Do the amish mainly get it?

Questions on maple syrup urine disease? Do the amish mainly get it?

More common: For a rare disease, msud is much more prevalent among the old order mennonite population in lancaster county, pa. Incidence rates are estimated around 1:760 births as opposed to a worldwide incidence of 1:290, 000. ...Read more

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Has anyone heard of fap (familial adenomatous polyposis) outside the amish community?

Has anyone heard of fap (familial adenomatous polyposis) outside the amish community?

Yes sure: Fap occurs in approximately 1/10, 000 to 1/30, 000 live births, and accounts for less than 1 % of the total colon cancer risk in the United States it happens not only in amish community- but also in other population- such as in ashkenazi jewish population for instance, etc. ...Read more

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Are birth defects in amish caused by a mutation or a chromosonal abnormality?

Are birth defects in amish caused by a mutation or a chromosonal abnormality?

Both: Birth defects occur in every group of human beings on this earth. Often the cause is genetic, including chromosome rearrangements and mutations in single genes. Babies born to amish mennonite parents are no different. But in close-knit communities - amish, bedouin, roma, etc - parents are more likely to both carry the same mutation and bear a child with a genetic disease with # birth defects. ...Read more

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What is good eating habits?

What is good eating habits?

Think before eating: Good eating habits come from thinking about the foods & drinks before eating them. At the 3 main meals each day, think about what to select and how much to put on the plate. For snacks, think about what would be a healthier snack. One should avoid overeating at social gatherings (such as restaurants), avoid eating to relieve stress or sadness, and avoid eating while watching TV or on the computer. ...Read more

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What are bad eating habits?

What are bad eating habits?

How we r eating now!: Some of the worst damage we do do ourselves we do with our diets. Eating large quantities of fast, highly processed foods instead of freshly prepaired meals, using chips, cookies, snacks to fill up as opposed to fruits & veggies. Eating late at nite is another biggie. Just not taking the time to eat the things our gobies were designed to eat is the worst " bad eating habit" we have! ...Read more

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What are good eating habits?

What are good eating habits?

Think before eating: Good eating habits come from thinking about the foods & drinks before eating them. At the 3 main meals each day, think about what to select and how much to put on the plate. For snacks, think about what would be a healthier snack. One should avoid overeating at social gatherings (such as restaurants), avoid eating to relieve stress or sadness, and avoid eating while watching tv or on the computer. ...Read more