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Paleness is an abnormal loss of color from normal skin or mucous membranes .
Skin - pale or gray; Pallor
Unless pale skin is accompanied by pale lips, tongue, palms of the hands, inside of the mouth, and lining of the eyes, it is probably not a serious condition, and does not require treatment.
General paleness affects the entire body, and is most easily seen on the face, lining of the eyes, inner mouth, and nails. Local paleness usually affects a single limb.
How easily paleness is diagnosed varies with skin color, and the thickness and amount of blood vessels in the tissue under the skin. Sometimes it is only a subtle lightening of skin color. Paleness may be very difficult to detect in a dark-skinned person -- sometimes it is apparent only in the eye and mouth lining.
Paleness may be the result of decreased blood supply to the skin (cold, fainting , shock , hypoglycemia ) or decreased number of red bl...
Soft tissue sarcoma is a disease in which cancer cells are found in the soft tissue of part of the body. Sarcomas are cancers of the body tissues, as opposed to those of specific organs. They arise in bone, cartilage, muscle, fat , nerves, blood vessels and other connective tissue. Most sarcomas arise in the extremities. But they can arise within almost any organ in the body, because all organs contain most of these types of tissue. Sarcomas are divided into those involving hard tissue, bone and cartilage, and those involving soft tissue, which includes all other tissues. There are a number of major types of sarcoma based on the type of cell from which it arises. These are angiosarcoma (blood vessel); liposarcoma (fat); fibrosarcoma (connective tissue); rhabdomyosarcoma (muscle); leiomyosarcoma (smooth, involuntary muscle); neurofibrosarcoma (nerve covering); synovial sarcoma (membrane lining the joints); and lymphangiosarcoma (lymph vessel). Liposarcoma represents about 15 percent of all ...
Does the texture of the food you eat affect your insulin resistance? A recent study suggests that it does.
These researchers fed male rats soft pellets or regular pellets for 14 weeks and then examined a number of factors, including insulin resistance and glucose tolerance.
The authors said it had previously been shown that feeding rats with soft pellets or through a tube caused increases in body weight. In this study, there was no significant difference in the weights of the rats fed soft or regular pellets.
But the rats fed the soft pellets showed insulin resistance and glucose intolerance. Could this apply to humans as well?
This is only one study, and in rats. However, I think this idea is suggestive. Highly processed food is usually softer. Think of white bread vs more primitive whole-grain bread with chunks of wheat that take longer to chew and digest.
I once knew a man who said he didn’t like steak. I asked why, and he said because it to...
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