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Am I in danger of diabetes type 2?

A: No, if you get really thirsty and have to pee alot then yes...other than that no. You can''t get it from smoking, or drinking. Just try to stay active and you will be ok. If your doctor is worried than you should be too, if he/she is not then your good! It sounds like you''re doing lots to prevent the onset. The only thing I would suggest is to space out your workouts. Intense workouts tend to slow your metabolism which can affect numerous things. For non diabetics the range is 60-105 according to new studies. Anyone has the potential to develop diabetes, so you are not an exception. For me, it was mostly genetic though when I was diagnosed I was also not eating as I should. Since then I have changed my lifestyle but have still progressed to needing insulin. If you are at all concerned...


Does Aspartame really increase your risk of cancer?

A: Start here and do more research if you want. Aspartame has been the subject of controversy regarding its safety and the circumstances of its approval by the American FDA and European FSA. Aspartic acid, into which aspartame is metabolized, is a known NMDA receptor antagonist. Aspartame itself has been shown to have antinociceptive properties through effecting NMDA receptors in mice. Some studies have also recommended further investigation into possible connections between aspartame and negative effects such as headaches, brain tumors, brain lesions, and lymphoma. These findings, combined with possible conflicts of interest involving CEO Donald Rumsfeld in the approval process, have engendered vocal activism...


Give me your opinion of smoking marijuana??

A: Smoking marijuana is basically saying: Hello, I would like to die please. I have seen how badly it kills the brain cells so I would say don''t do it. A friend of mine was a genius and after seeing what pot did to his brain and how much he lost by using it I would never recommend it to someone. They call it dope for a reason. It does not make you smarter! It makes you stupid and slow. Lets see, we live in cities that pollute the air with chemicals, smoke, acid, toxins. And you want to put more smoke in your lungs? That doesn''t sound like a good idea. Your body wasn''t made to inhale smoke. It clogs up the lungs and restricts the amount of air we breath. The body has to fight off the harmful effects


How many grams of carbs are recommended per day?

A: Grams of Carbs Recommended Per Day If you are trying to lose body fat, 20-70 grams are recommended - depending on your level of activity. For information about low carb ''fat burning'' foods, that speed up metabolism for weight loss, see the page links, further down this page, listed under Sources and Related Links. If you are not aiming to lose body fat, 180-230 grams are sometimes recommended. Please note, however, that unlike protein or fat there is no minimum daily requirement of carbohydrate for good health or to sustain life. Wikianswers contributors weigh in:It is a scientific fact that the human body does not require any carbs at all. Your body can get all the sugars it needs from...


Can anyone tell me what are the benefits of doing Yoga and Meditation?

A: Benefits of Yoga At the outset, we must understand what we can gain out of this wonderful practice. At the physical level, yoga and its cleansing practices have proven to be extremely effective for various disorders. More importantly, yoga is extremely effective in: Increasing Flexibility - yoga has positions that act upon the various joints of the body including those joints that are never really on the ?radar screen? let alone exercised. Increasing lubrication of the joints, ligaments and tendons ? likewise, the well-researched yoga positions exercise the different tendons and ligaments of the body. oga is perhaps the only form of activity...


What are Some Health Benefits of Coconut Oil?

A: The health benefits of coconut oil are related to the length of its fatty chain acids. Coconut oil is made up of medium chain fatty acids, sometimes referred to as medium chain triglycerides. These fatty acids penetrate cell membranes more quickly than long chains, without the need for special enzymes. Medium chain fatty acids are also sent directly to the liver, without circulating through the blood stream like other fats. Here, they are immediately converted to energy instead of being stored as body fat. This process results in many other health benefits of coconut oil, including increased metabolism and weight loss. Other health benefits


What are the Health Benefits of Broccoli?

A: Broccoli is known as a powerful, nutrient-filled vegetable, considered the king of all vegetables because of its nutritious value. Although it may not be one of the more popular vegetables, it is still eaten and prepared by many families. The numerous benefits of broccoli are outstanding which is why most people will tolerate the taste even if they don''t like it. Broccoli is an important cancer-fighting vegetable. Its impressive cancer-fighting power is due to two separate compounds, indole-3-carbinol (I3C) and sulforaphane. Both of these compounds get rid of cancer-causing substances. I3C works against hormone-induced cancers while...


What Are the Most Common Side Effects of Methamphetamines?

A: Methamphetamines are prescription medications that are in a class known as stimulant drugs that may be prescribed for medical conditions such as attention deficit disorder or obesity. These medications are highly addictive and frequently misused, so they are rarely prescribed. Most of the methamphetamines that are available are created and sold illegally. Common side effects of methamphetamines include chest pain, difficulty breathing, and strange behavior. Methamphetamine abuse may lead to overdose and even death. Unless methamphetamines are prescribed specifically for the person taking them and they are taken exactly as prescribed by the physician, the side effects can be physically and mentally devastating or...


How Do I Recognize the Symptoms of Malnutrition?

A: Although most people think of malnourishment as being the product of a lack of food alone, malnutrition actually covers a very broad spectrum of disorders that arise from being deficient, or in excess, of the recommended daily allowance of any number of vitamins and minerals. Symptoms of malnutrition range from grogginess and irritability to death, depending on the type and degree of deficiency or excess. The statistics for malnourishment worldwide are staggering. In a 1997 study, the United Nations estimated that one in 12 people worldwide is malnourished, with 160...


What Are the Benefits of Being Within a Normal CRP Range?

A: C reactive protein, which is often called CRP, is an enzyme that indicates the presence of inflammation in a patient`s body. Being within a normal CRP range indicates little or no swelling or infection. The presence of this protein does not cause any damage or exacerbate any diseases in a patient, though it is a strong indicator that there is a problem with some aspect of the patient`s health or immune system. A patient who is within a normal CRP range is likely healthy, while a patient with elevated levels of CRP is likely fighting off some sort of disease or infection.. Doctors can perform a simple blood test to...

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