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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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Obesity (Definition)

The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more


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Is heating food in microwave oven before eating good for health?

Is heating food in microwave oven before eating good for health?

Sure: It's harmless. There are a bunch of internet hoaxes about supposed dangers of microwaving. Ignore them. ...Read more

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Can overall cancer rates rise with introduction of the microwave oven?

Can overall cancer rates rise with introduction of the microwave oven?

Not the cause: There is no law against people misusing statistics to try to frighten people and make money. Microwave ovens arrived about the same time that we began diagnosing more cancers early. I think that's the basis for the "conspiracy talk" stories you've read on the internet. ...Read more

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I heard a lot about should I use or not microwave oven in warming and cooking food. At the end i really confused!please i need an accurate reply! ?

I heard a lot about should I use or not microwave oven in warming and cooking food. At the end i really confused!please i need an accurate reply! ?

It is confusing: Microwaves can cause problems with food...Do not heat anything in plastic . {lastic has bonds that break and then can be carcinogenic. It is ok to reheat food but best not to do original cooking of it in the microwave. It is best to cook food on the stove or in the oven where it is heated through and through and not just micro- waved. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the dangers of eating microwave oven too much?

Basically none: There are a host of internet hoaxes about the dangers of microwaving. I'm not aware of any reason to be concerned. ...Read more

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What are the harms of using a microwave oven?

What are the harms of using a microwave oven?

None: They are safe. There are several old email hoaxes claiming they caused cancer. These were made up by cruel pranksters. If microwaves were dangerous, we would not see them in use at the NIH. ...Read more

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Can radiation from a microwave oven cause cancer?

Can radiation from a microwave oven cause cancer?

Possible: Microwave ovan prodices electrmagnetic non ionizing radiation in huge quantity , built in such way not to leak.And cause cell damage , cataracts , immediate cell death or late effects like caner possible ( if it leaks ) by dna damage . It is also possible will break down products may be harmful to the body. ...Read more

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Hi doctors. Is microwave oven bad in health? And how do u prevent ourselves in radiation even we need it?

Hi doctors. Is microwave oven bad in health? And how do u prevent ourselves in radiation even we need it?

Microwave Safe: There is no evidence of any risk or harm to your health from standard microwaves. If there was there would be billions of people ill from this. ...Read more

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We burn a tamale in the microwave oven the house smoking pretty bad no fire to smoke we let everything going to lead open the windows is there danger?

We burn a tamale in the microwave oven the house smoking pretty bad no fire to smoke we let everything going to lead open the windows is there danger?

Mgt/workup: Airing out the house will help, and you can try an air spray cleaner such as Febreeze. If any household member has respiratory difficulty they should leave the house until the smoke is gone. ...Read more

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Sir, Is Microwave ovens radiations are so much harmful? To what extent?

Sir, Is Microwave ovens radiations are so much harmful? To what extent?

Not really: Microwaves are pretty safe. Over the life of one microwave, it may give off 5 miliwatts of microwave radiation per square centimeter within 2 inches of the microwave, which is very well below what the FDA deems unsafe. If you stand 20 inches away from the microwave in use, the radiation is only one-hundredth of the value given off at 2 inches. It is unlikely you will have detrimental effects. ...Read more

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