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Doctor insights on: Pros And Cons Of Mandatory Labeling Of Genetically Altered Food

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What are pros and cons of genetically modified embryos?

What are pros and cons of genetically modified embryos?

Here are some.: Developers of these modification techniques say they are a way for women with mitochondrial disease to give birth to healthy children to whom they are related genetically. Critics are concerned because they are afraid that once modifying embryos is allowed to circumvent disease, the next step will be the creation of “designer babies,” modifying genetic makeup to ensure certain traits such as heigh ...Read more

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What are the health pros and cons of vegan diet in humans?

What are the health pros and cons of vegan diet in humans?

Limited: Despite all the "pop" claims, the huge study in am. J. Clin. Nutr. 89: 1613s, 2009 found no different between british vegetarians and omnivores in any category when researchers control for the other healthy lifestyle habits of vegetarians. "the china study" is misleading subscience by a well-intentioned man misled during mao's famine. The moral benefits are substantial. Choose what's right for you. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of leading an organic lifestyle?

What are the benefits of leading an organic lifestyle?

Less pesticides: Generally, organically grown foods are pesticide free or contain very low amounts of harmful pesticides. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of genetic counseling?

What are the pros and cons of genetic counseling?

Mostly pros.: Pros: information about reproductive options, genetic risks and testing availability and cost. Cons: confusion of couples not interested in prenatal diagnosis or reproductive options. ...Read more

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What are some of the pros and cons of having your intestinal microbiome tested?

What are some of the pros and cons of having your intestinal microbiome tested?

No need: If you are otherwise healthy, there is no need to do an analysis of your intestinal flora. A healthy diet is usually enough, some people also like to take probiotics to "seed" healthy bacteria in the gut. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of pursuing a pescetarianism diet?

What are the pros and cons of pursuing a pescetarianism diet?

Fish is overated: Fish and fish oil are the new snake oil, both are high in omega 3 fatty acids which are extremely fragile. Omega 3 fish oils reduce triglycerides by impairing the liver's ablility to make them. However the oxidative stress caused by fish oil actually raises LDL cholesterol. Some day we may use the phrase "this is just more fish oil" or "here comes the fish oil salesman". ...Read more

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Any research on the effect of eating genetically modified meats and vegetables ?

No problems: No problems have been discovered so far. We've been eating genetically modified foods for many, many decades. It's not a new concept. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of prolonging solid food for babies?

What are the benefits of prolonging solid food for babies?

Breast milk/formula: are all that is needed until infants are at least 4-6 months old. Early introduction of solids has been associated with food allergies and over feeding and obesity. Breast feeding protects against diarrhea illness Also, some high fiber foods may cause diarrhea, gas, cramps. After 6 months, milk may not provide enough iron for blood and muscle growth, so foods that contain iron are recommended. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of genetic testing?

What are the pros and cons of genetic testing?

Molecular genetic: testing & a Fragile X Syndrome probe are recommended for people of any age with developmental delays, Intellectual Disability &/or Autistic Spectrum Disorder. People at risk of transmitting mutant genes because of ethnicity, family history or consanguity need pre-pregnancy testing. Chromosomal array on amniotic fluid is offered to women with high risk of fetal Down Syndrome & other aneuploidies. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of eating meat?

What are the pros and cons of eating meat?

Meat eating pro/con: Some of the pros of eating meat are, it's a good source of protein, and the only exogenous source of cholesterol and vit. B12. Some of the cons of increase meat consumption are that it has been linked to heart disease, outbreaks of food-borne illness and high protein diets have recently been linked to cancer. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of decriminalizing marijuana?

What are the pros and cons of decriminalizing marijuana?

A Civil Issue: The decriminalization of marijuana is a civil issue not a medical issue. I do not think this is the forum to debate such issues. This is one doctors opinion. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of taking food grade diatomaceous earth?

What are the pros and cons of taking food grade diatomaceous earth?

Why?: Though i'm no expert on this subject, i can't think of any advantages. And the disadvantages of eating dirt seem too obvious to mention. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of taking food grade diatomaceous earth?

What are the pros and cons of taking food grade diatomaceous earth?

The CONS: are that eating dirt of any kind has NO NUTRITIONAL VALUE and can result in anemia (particularly Iron Deficiency Anemia) the PROS as far as I know are NONE! (Despite the many "claims" of benefits to bowels, joints, hair etc etc etc ) In my opinion NONSENSE!

My Opinion only!
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What are pros and cons of scoring high in schizotypy?

What are pros and cons of scoring high in schizotypy?

Creative--Asocial: Schizotypy is associated with loosened associative and overinclusive thinking that may be advantageous in creative endeavors ranging from the artistic to creative problem solving, especially problems that require thinking "out of the box." the cons are largely social, as people w/ schizotypy or often perceived as odd by others, and have deficits in social skills. ...Read more

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Which are some pros and cons of an insulin pump?

Which are some pros and cons of an insulin pump?

Lifestyle: Hi. Pumps are purely a lifestyle decision. All the cost & technology of a pump can't do anything for your control you can't do just as well with Lantus (insulin glargine) & Novolog/Humalog/Apidra. You have to test your BG just as much. To me, a CGM is far more beneficial for control, and if it comes to one to the other (pump vs. CGM), I say CGM hands down. The only CGM worth having is Dexcom. The Medtronic CGM sucks ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons involved with choosing marinol over smoking pot?

What are the pros and cons involved with choosing marinol over smoking pot?

Legal issue: In pa the only legal option is marinol. There are other concerns in possible contamination of pot with other chemicals that could be toxic when inhaled. Also for asthma or COPD any smoking is not a good idea. ...Read more

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What are some pros and cons of a full liquid diet?

What are some pros and cons of a full liquid diet?

Yes: Con- chewing begins digestion in the mouth and helps your stomach secrete acid by site, smell and taste. Digestion begins and sets the stage early. By drinking a liquid drink- you are minimizing these functions that help digestion. Pro- to a liquid diet, may help to break down hard to digest foods, by already liquefying them. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of using milk enzyme-based toothpastes for young children?

What are the pros and cons of using milk enzyme-based toothpastes for young children?

Unknown: Recently toothpaste manufacturers have added enzymes to their adult products to help combat biofilms which lead to plaque formation. Now milk-enzymes are added to new children's toothpastes, no data was found to support or refute the manufacturer's claims for children's teeth. Tooth cleaning by wiping or brushing should occur as soon as teeth erupt. Toothpaste is optional in the first few years. ...Read more

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Which are some of the benefits or negative consequences of using or eating gmos?

Which are some of the benefits or negative consequences of using or eating gmos?

GMO: While no direct health risk has been consumption of gmo foods, many want to avoid due to unknown long term risks. Gmo foods may be linked to increase risk for food allergy or sensitivity. ...Read more