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Old 04-04-2017, 09:40 AM
Dewey Finn Dewey Finn is offline
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Originally Posted by Xema View Post
Originally Posted by Mangetout View Post
I think it's going to be scurvy that gets you.
I'm a bit skeptical of this, based on ample evidence that a diet based on fresh meat (e.g. Eskimo diet) doesn't lead to scurvy.
Cecil Adams's column on why Eskimos didn't get scurvy, despite a diet based almost entirely on meat and fish. The Eskimos may have gotten Vitamin C from the skin of beluga whales, or the organ meat of sea mammals, but there's none in caviar.