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Old 01-28-2017, 09:23 PM
Wesley Clark Wesley Clark is offline
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Originally Posted by kunilou View Post
There are a whole bunch of malnutrition-based illnesses like beriberi, kwashiorkor, scurvy, rickets, pellagra, Keshan disease, etc., that have virtually disappeared with modern diets.
There is also the fact that various micronutrients and macronutrients are necessary to have a functioning immune system and self repair capabilities. Vitamin A, D, C, Iron, protein, selenium, copper etc. all play a role in the bodies ability to repair wounds and fight off infections.