Well Being.

QI am active and it’s not really noticeable, but I’ve read that it can be the result of androgen deficiency (lower than normal amounts of male hormones). Should I be concerned?

A

What magazines call cellulite isn’t really recognised by doctors as an abnormal condition. It’s simply deposits of subcutaneous fat that can be quite normal in men and women, or a sign of obesity when they become obvious. I presume it’s a normal distribution of fat under the skin that you’ve become aware of and worry about.  If you’re overweight, the fatty lumps will diminish as you lose the extra pounds with exercise and healthy eating. If you have any doubts about your sexual development, see your GP, who’ll do appropriate hormone tests.

Q My son is four. I batch-cook his food and store it in the freezer, then defrost and cook it in the microwave, and serve it along with frozen vegetables and fruits. However, I was recently told that microwaves can cause cancer. I’m now worried that a similar risk may also apply to other food stuffs. Should I throw away my microwave?

A I would not worry if I were you – I cook my porridge in a microwave, too. I know of no reputable and corroborated study that links microwave cooking with cancer.  Microwaves don’t stay around within the food once it's heated, anyway they are simply a way of heating it conveniently, quickly and thoroughly. So don’t throw away your microwave.

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