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Do deoderants introduce harmful toxins into our body via absorption?

Do  deoderants introduce harmful toxins into our body via absorption?

No.: Hysterical e-mails to this effect have been circulating almost as long as e-mail has existed. The usual message is that harmful substances such as aluminum and parabens can be absorbed through the underarm skin. There is no credible evidence that any substance in deodorants or antiperspirants is absorbed in any amount significant enough to cause you harm. ...Read more

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What makes food particles antigens in the human body?

What makes food particles antigens in the human body?

Food antigens: Antigens are substances, typically proteins, that are recognized by the immune system as foreign to the body. Typically, protective antibodies (igg, IgM or iga) are made to foreign proteins however, some times allergic antibodies (ige) are created. Not all persons have the genetic predisposition to make ige but about 1/3rd of the population is prone to this problem. ...Read more

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Which is more reliable, body mass index (bmi) or body fat percentage (bfp)?

Which is more reliable, body mass index (bmi) or body fat percentage (bfp)?

For what?: Bmi doesn't take in to account your body type (ectomorph, etc). Body fat percentage will. What you are using the number for is what matters. ...Read more

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What is/are the specific compound(s) that give normal, fresh, concentrated urine its characteristic odour?

What is/are the specific compound(s) that give normal, fresh, concentrated urine its characteristic odour?

Ehhh,...?: The urine color, odor, and consistency is mainly derived from the food and drink you have. If you eat healthy, then you have the urine you apparently are asking about. When you notice that your urine has changed color, or there's a strange odor wafting up from the toilet, the cause might be something as harmless as what you had for dinner (which could have included beets or asparagus). It also might be a sign of a more serious condition, such as an infection ...Read more

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Has 'branched chain amino acids' (bcaa) diet suplement some negative affects on human body? (kidneys, liver etc.?)

Has 'branched chain amino acids' (bcaa) diet suplement some negative affects on human body? (kidneys, liver etc.?)

?beneficial: Likly to be beneficial in variety of conditions as source of protein. I am not sure the price you pay. Is worth it as egg white is as good a protein which comes. In natural form. ...Read more

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Does the human body digest animal protein more effeciently than plant-source protein? Why, if so?

Does the human body digest animal protein more effeciently than plant-source protein? Why, if so?

Plant Digestion: The aspect of plant materials that is hard for humans to digest is cellulose. This is present in the cell walls of plants and is a form of starch or carbohydrate. We cannot break down the Cellulose molecule into a form that can be absorbed, so it can cause loose stools, bloating and gas. Many meats are not only high in protein but also contain a higher fat content than most plants. ...Read more

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Is the product sensa is safe. Main ingredients are maltodextrin, tricalcium phosphate, silica. Sprinkled on food works w/senses aiding weight loss.?

Is the product sensa is safe. Main ingredients are maltodextrin, tricalcium phosphate, silica.  Sprinkled on food works w/senses aiding weight loss.?

Safe,no magic bullet: Sort of sensory fooling "tastant", flakes in different "flavors"/smells. No good studies, no good data. Not cheap. Until more and better data support its use and effects, i wouldn't recommend it. ...Read more

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Any good device to calculate body fat percentage?

This is quick: You can get a rough idea of your body fat percentage using this online tool: http://www.Fitwatch.Com/qkcalc/body-fat-percentage-calculator.Php. ...Read more

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Extra fat in body get converted in different part of body? Any solution?

Extra fat in body get converted in different part of body? Any solution?

SugarIntakeDrivesFat: Carbohydrates (i.e. Sugars in all forms, simple ; complex) are minimal to not needed for human survival ; health. Yet they are widely promoted as part of bogus low-fat diet theory. Fructose, the worst: ~85% converted to triglyceride fat molecules first pass through liver after eaten ; absorbed. Thus, to loose body fat, eat hflc, see: dietdoctor.Com, etc. Fat distribution genetic + some body use. ...Read more

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Does xanical burn body stored fat?

Not mode of action.: Xenical works by blocking digestion of about 1/3rd of ingested fat. ...Read more

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Will eating sodium nitrite hurt the human body?

Will eating sodium nitrite hurt the human body?

Can cause cancer: It has been shown that such preservatives can cause stomach cancer as they are decomposed andvturnninto nitrites. Not in small amounts, but over a period of time. ...Read more

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What is Ions or Electrolytes function for our body? Could Ions stimulates our thirst and enhance our body fluid ?

Biochemistry: There are countless ions and electrolytes in your body, each with multiple different functions. Thirst is a complex mechanism with many different factors. A biochemistry textbook could give you more answers! ...Read more

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Whats maximum amount of protein the human body can absorb a day?

Whats maximum amount of protein the human body can absorb a day?

Need/kidney function: This is a complicated question. Our bodies need different amounts of protein depending on what's going on. For example, if you are healing a wound - especially a burn - you will need larger amounts of protein than the average person. Most people need one-half to one gram of protein per pound of body weight. But you can seriously overdo this if your kidney function is less than normal! ask the doc! ...Read more

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How are BMI and body composition different?

How are BMI and body composition different?

Let me explain: Body mass index or bmi is the measure of one's body fat based on only your height and weight and more commonly used to to access health risks associated with increased body mass. Your body composition is calculated from the percentage of body fat, muscles, bones, water , and tissues in your body and provides and more detailed estimate of your conditioning. ...Read more

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Could bodybuilding supplements(protien/carb powders) slow body cleansing process?

No: Your body keeps itself clean, and exercising helps. Protein powders offer no advantage over quality lean dietary protein except perhaps price; carb powders are probably not doing you any good. Creatine's a helpful supplement for bulk; beyond this, I'd advise you not to invest much money or enthusiasm in any bodybuilding supplements. ...Read more

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Can a human digestive system absorb raw whey protien ?

Can a human digestive system absorb raw whey protien ?

Yes: People have consumed raw milk throughout history until the relatively recent advent of pasteurization. Raw whey protein is easier to digest and absorb than whey protein that has been pasteurized. When milk is heated it changes the 3-dimensional configuration of the proteins which makes it more difficult to digest for some people. See http://tinyurl.com/jc47msn ...Read more

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How the heart uses carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acids?

How the heart uses carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acids?

Heart: Your question should not be an open ended question. It is difficult answer in this limited space. I write a book basing on your question. Answer is too broad. Please come to the point. What is your main health problem? I would try to help you. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of body composition exercises?

What are the health benefits of body composition exercises?

Get the lead out.: If, in what you mean by body composition, is the ratio of fat to lean body mass, then there is are many benefits. Aerobic exercise to enhance the respirator, cardiovascular and nervous systems as well as improve strength. Red blood cell and oxygen carrying potential are enhanced. Strength training promotes muscle cell enlargement and strength. You look, think and breath better, just to name a few, ...Read more

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How accurate is cbc by sysmex 5 part analyzer?

How accurate is cbc by sysmex 5 part analyzer?

Very accurate: Machine done CBC is more accurate than the test done manually. However, CBC does not diagnose an illness, a qualified person has to interpret the results in the clinical context. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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What is a body composition analysis?

What is a body composition analysis?

See below: It tells you how much muscle, fat and water you have compared to same sex and age normal values. Some programs can calculate how many calories you need in a day based on age, muscle mass, activity level. ...Read more

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How are BMI and body composition different?

Let me explain: Body mass index or bmi is the measure of one's body fat based on only your height and weight and more commonly used to to access health risks associated with increased body mass. Your body composition is calculated from the percentage of body fat, muscles, bones, water , and tissues in your body and provides and more detailed estimate of your conditioning. ...Read more

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I feel very weak..Is there any test that can hlp me know which can show the composition of ol the nutrients in my body?

Nutrition tests: Two great tests to assess nutritional status are either the optimal nutrition eavaluation (http://www.Gdx.Net/product/10003) or spectracell's micronutrient eval (http://www.Spectracell.Com/patient-micronutrient-testing/). Both sites have doctor locator search option. If need be, you may want to assess for infection, thyroid disease, adrenal function and iron levels as well. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hello Sir, I had a report of diabetes with 128 after meal, is it a sign of pre diabetes, Analyzers said it normal though.

Hello Sir,

I had a report of diabetes with 128 after meal, is it a sign of pre diabetes, Analyzers said it normal though.

Could be normal.: If that blood sugar reading was within two hours of eating, then it is normal. If that reading was fasting, then it would be suggestive of diabetes, although I'd prefer some formal blood tests done before settling on that diagnosis. But if it were after a meal, then any blood sugar below 200 is technically normal. ...Read more

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If we drink milk after fish what happens ? And what is the composition of both so that they either effect or uneffect the body if mixed together ?

If we drink milk after fish what happens ? And what is the composition of both so that they either effect or uneffect the body if mixed together ?

Not a problem: There is no problem with combining milk and fish. Fish is a great source of protein and good omega-3 fatty acids which are helpful for brain function. Milk contains vitamins, minerals and fats. For the most part, combining different foods will not cause you any harm. Make sure that the fish you're eating is not contaminated with mercury -- smaller fish are less likely to have this problem. ...Read more

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Does the composition of blood change as it passes through different parts of the body (e.g. the intestines and the lungs)?

Does the composition of blood change as it passes through different parts of the body (e.g. the intestines and the lungs)?

Well sure...: More oxygen/less CO2 in blood after passing thru lungs; more absorbed nutrients after passing thru gut; first-pass metabolism occurs in liver; reduced nitrogenous waste after passing thru kidneys, etc. ...Read more

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HIV test negative 8 months with Architect™ analyzer and confirmed with western blot test. What are the chances it will turn positive?

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HIV test negative 8 months with Architect™ analyzer and confirmed with western blot test. What are the chances it will turn positive?

Exposure: If you have not had sex or blood exposure since then, the risk is about zero. But if you have, then it depends on whether your partner(s) has HIV or not . ...Read more

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How can bass fried in milk, white flour, and egg yolk affect body composition?

How can  bass fried in milk, white flour, and egg yolk affect body composition?

Bake it instead: Grilled or baked fish is way less fattening than fried fish. The frying itself more than triples the calories, and they are the worst kind of calories, oxidized fat. It will not be a good food to eat if you are concerned about body composition. ...Read more

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How can BMI decrease without any effect on "body composition, abdominal fat"? Doesn't the weight need to come from somewhere?

How can BMI decrease without any effect on "body composition, abdominal fat"?  Doesn't the weight need to come from somewhere?

BMI is just a ratio: Bmi is simply a ratio of height to weight. The scenario you mentioned could simply come from a decrease in skeletal muscle mass without any decrease in body fat mass. Monitoring progression of body fat percentage is thus a much better indicator of your health than monitoring bmi. To do this you could track your progress on a professional body composition machine like the inbody 230. ...Read more

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A lab reported my ANA test result -ve, cut off rate: 1.117, sample rate: 0.198. They used immulite 2000 rai analyzer. Is it standard, reliable report?

A lab reported my ANA test result -ve, cut off rate: 1.117, sample rate: 0.198. They used immulite 2000 rai analyzer. Is it standard, reliable report?

It's just a lab: As a pathologist, i'm well-acquainted with the pitfalls of all ANA testing. The real decision is whether to treat your joint pain as lupus or one of its ana-positive variants. Many healthy folks have some ANA on board. The value that's returned from the lab is only one piece of the puzzle in working up rheumatologic disease. ...Read more

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How to improve body?

Improve what part?: Improve your cardiovascular system or your appearance or reduce your percent of body fat? Please be more specific. Light exercise daily will improve your body overall however being consistent is the key so pick an exercise you love. ...Read more

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How to get nice body?

How to get nice body?

Healthy body is nice: Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Stay physically active. ...Read more

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Why my body is cold ?

Why my body is cold ?

Maybe hypothyroid: I'm not sure if you feel cold, your skin feels cold to the touch or you have a low body temp., but the most common reason is hypothyroidism, as our thyroid sets our rate of basal metabolism (our idle speed). Low temp. may also be associated with chronic infections, esp. viral & Lyme. Start with thorough thyroid testing including Free & Reverse T3 (liothyronine). See http://bit.ly/1boGdxh & http://bit.ly/WmeT2f ...Read more

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How to detoxify body?

How to detoxify body?

No "detox" needed: The word DETOX is confusing and misleading (unless detox'ing from drug use). Normally, there is no toxin to remove from the body. The word is used by people trying to sell products claimed to help one's health. Avoid putting DETOX stuff into your body, and save your money. Have healthy habits. Never smoke anything. Eat nutritious foods. Don't eat or drink sugar, or do it only rarely. Be happy. ...Read more

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Body quivering inside.

Body quivering inside.

Several things: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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Week ness in all body?

Evaluation: See physician , may be your are anemic or something else. ...Read more

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What CQ10 do to your body?

What  CQ10 do to your body?

Coenzyme C Q 10: Coenzyme Q, is an enzyme produced naturally in the human body, found in every cell and tissue. It is involved a number of biological functions including helping to produce energy, neutralizing free radicals, and keeping cells both inside the body and in the skin healthy.However, various factors such as aging and stress can lower levels of CoQ10. As a result, the ability of cells to regenerateand withstand stress declines ...Read more