November 27, 2015

Scurvy showing up in American poor

Business Insider

1 comment:

wellbasically said...

Shackleton's sailors on the endurance avoided scurvy by eating fresh meat. The cheap, medically recommended high-carbohydrate diet is probably worse for the certain groups who are genetically disfavored food-wise. Not only does it crowd out proper fresh meats and vegetables, but carbohydrates act to bind to the vital nutrients in your blood and strip them out.

Could it be that African-Americans (who gain much more weight on the same diet as those of Northern European descent) could erase most of the social disadvantages with a change in diet away from carbs?