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Doctor insights on: Easy Bake Oven Recall

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Toasted pitta bread slightly brown/burnt be4 - no oil would acrylamide be formed? also would baked potato in oven without oil for 1hr? cancer causer?

Toasted pitta bread slightly brown/burnt be4 - no oil would acrylamide be formed?  also would baked potato in oven without oil for 1hr? cancer causer?

Life is not that way: One potato or one piece of bread, burnt or not, does not cause cancer. Life doesn't work that way. As they say, "Don't sweat the small stuff." Avoid unnecessary chemicals and suspected toxins when possible, but live life without so many worries. Here in California, everything causes cancer, as evidenced by the Cancer Warning Signs that are posted in every single building I have set foot in. ...Read more

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I accidentally burned myself from the oven. What can I do?

I accidentally burned myself from the oven. What can I do?

Burn care: Check out http://www.webmd.com/first-aid/tc/burns-home-treatment for what to do re various types of burns. For heat injuries, cool area under tepid water. Do not apply ice or butter. If skin broken, need medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Can cooking veg in the oven destroy the nutrients?

Can cooking veg in the oven destroy the nutrients?

Yes: Excessive heat can destroy, disrupt, denature some nutrients and proteins but may also kill harmful bacteria. ...Read more

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Do microwave ovens kill nutrients in vegetables.

Do microwave ovens kill nutrients in vegetables.

Yes, some!: Depends on the vegetable, the nutrient (vitamins-minerals remain!), and how much microvaved-nuking is down! if properly cooked, most will remain. But the juices will contain some, and should be saved! ...Read more

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The microwave oven: does it really kill the nutrients in foods?

The microwave oven: does it really kill the nutrients in foods?

Not really: It won't damage minerals or proteins at all. Any cooking can reduce vitamin c content some and some other vitamins to a lesser extent. Boiling vegetables in water actually loses more good stuff into the water. The 'pop' claim that microwaving renders food far less nutritious is just something that folks made up because folks are likely to believe scare stories about new technologies. ...Read more

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Is it true babies used to be put in ovens if premature?

Is it true babies used to be put in ovens if premature?

Incubator: They are still used for premature babies, to maintain temperature and allow optimal growth and development of baby. ...Read more

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Eating food cooked in a convection oven is better for you?

Eating food cooked in a convection oven is better for you?

Possibly: There are growing concerns among some groups that microwaving food alters its chemical structure. Whether these alleged alterations can endanger one's health is still a controversy being studied. If you feel more comfortable using a convection oven, by all means, do so. ...Read more

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I keep saying the wrong words for things ie fridge instead of oven this is happening every day sometimes several time what could this be?

I keep saying the wrong words for things ie fridge instead of oven this is happening every day  sometimes several time what could this be?

Word changing: You should see your doctor as this could be a sign of a stroke or dementia. It may also be related to a medication, but your list does not contain any that would generally cause it. It may also be stress, but you need to seek medical attention and have labs and a scan done of your brain. ...Read more