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The Exact Number Of Nutrients Essential To Human Health
"human pancreatic exocrine response to nutrients in health and disease" bmj 2005 figure 2 says lipase post-lundh meal should rise 5x. Is this correct?
Maybe, but...: That graph is a generalization, based on other scientists' studies (one would have to review the original studies). The graph shows pancreatic "enzyme delivery into the duodenum increases rapidly and reaches maximal values within the first postprandial hour", which means it's an estimate of the amount of enzyme put into the small intestine to digest food... Not a measure of lipase on a blood test. ...Read more
Why is it necessary to give vitamin D supplements to my breastfed baby? Doesn’t human milk have all the essential nutrients for babies?
Yes: Human breast milk indeed is nutritionally complete - provided the mother is complete - if the mother has an adequate blood level of vitamin d so will her milk. Simply put - if she is a breastfeeding lifeguard who doesn't use sunscreen - her milk is perfect. If she stays inside - an oral supplement of at least 5000iu will provide adequate levels in her milk. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Complex, but: Brain chemistry is dependent on cholesterol as building block for many chemicals. B vitamins especially folate and B-12 important for numerous metabolic activities. Vitamin D critical for immune system. Bodily health to prevent diabetes or blood pressure issues from affecting brain adversely. Good hydration to maintain brain functions. Really a secondary outcome of good nutrition in general. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diet no the answer: Though GB emptying stimulated by a fatty meal there is no corellation between diet and Gallstones. The etiology is due to an inborn (congenital) error of metabolism not producing bile that keeps the cholestrol in solution and precipitates out as gall stones Sorry diet is not the cure to all Illnesses ...Read more
None: Good eating and promoting good health through diet, exercise, maintaining a good weight, not smoking, etc. Are all good things to do but none promote vein health. The reason why people get varicose and spider veins is because of heredity and little else. You will hear about vitamin k, horse chestnut, and various herbs, but none have been shown to make a difference in the health of your veins. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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