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Doctor insights on: What Is The Difference Between Natural And Chemical Food Preservatives

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Does modafinil ( narcolepsy) drugs have chemical preservatives in them? Like BHA, TBHQ, etc..... And why are they white color is white color natural?

Does modafinil ( narcolepsy) drugs have chemical preservatives in them? Like BHA, TBHQ,  etc..... And why are they white color is white color natural?

Something like: All tablets are mostly "inert ingredients." The full prescribing information for a drug lists them. The full prescribing information is what you find in the PDR or on line. ...Read more

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Could eating foods with preservatives make you live longer?

Could eating foods with preservatives make you live longer?

NO, try avoiding it!: The preservatives are to prevent the food from "spoiling" , so they will look and taste better longer or from spoiling. They will not proteck you from aging, in fact many experts think that many process foods aged you faster! Eating low glycemic, healthy food like vegetables, fruits, and healthy fats found in Olive oil or fish may dimish the oxidative stres or glycation (sugar) damage that ages us ...Read more

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What health effects does eating sulphur dioxide as a preservative in food have?

What health effects does eating sulphur dioxide as a preservative in food have?

Bad: Can be a carcinogen. More and more they're finding food additives like this are harmful avoid or limit the amount and frequency of this type food or thing ...Read more

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There is clinical evidence to prove that artificial colors and preservatives in food causes adhd?

There is clinical evidence to prove that artificial colors and preservatives in food causes adhd?

No: There is no conclusive properly performed research showing causality between expsoure to dyes or additives & adhd. However, naturalistic experience shows worsening of symptoms in a few, but not all adhd children. This effect is rarely seen in adults. The older the pt is, the less likely there are clinical signs of exposure and mostly hyperactivity. Rarely, college pts perform less well with dyes. ...Read more

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Could food preservatives influence arteriosclerosis/atherosclerosis?

Could food preservatives influence arteriosclerosis/atherosclerosis?

I don't think so: The risk factors for atherosclerosis -- cigarette smoking, diabetes, hypertension, obesity, lack of exercise -- are painfully obvious. I've looked at 'pop' claims that food preservatives are a big risk factor, and they seem artfully worded to frighten you and to lack any real science. Today's processed foods are often both greasy ; fun to eat and this promotes obesity and puts you at some risk. ...Read more

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Do parabens in food used as preservatives cause cancer or diseases ? Which parabens in food are safe? How can we know if we are not consuming too much

Do parabens in food used as preservatives cause cancer or diseases ? Which parabens in food are safe? How can we know if we are not consuming too much

Reality? Noone knows: with any certainty. Why? Because humans are Hi-tech; medicine Low-Tech, very slowly working to understand fantastic complexity & the reason best evidence=clinical trials, yet most issues never studied in clinical trials (who would pay?) Study: www.bit.ly/2fvEU8Z for some background. Our primary protection against cancer is Immune System; job 1 of the system. Outside agents generally more minor. ...Read more

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What kinds of foods can cause indigestion? I havent eaten anything fried or "heavy" lately...Are certain preservatives known to cause upset stomachs?

What kinds of foods can cause indigestion? I havent eaten anything fried or "heavy" lately...Are certain preservatives known to cause upset stomachs?

Dyspepsia: You are correct in thinking that oily foods can cause indigestion by delaying stomach emptying. Other causes include raw harsh roughage like raw peppers,etc. Gassy things,lactose intolerance,gluten intolerance,drinking too much liquid with meals,sugar substitutes,gum chewing, can also cause distension and dyspepsia. Reflux from gerd or hiatal hernia cause indigestion. ...Read more