Scurvy

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http://www.statnews.com/2015/11/27/scurvy/
“There is a population that is vulnerable to developing scurvy,” Meisel told STAT. “But it’s probably unrecognized.”

The condition is showing up in populations that are often cut off from adequate diets. In addition to the low-income housing residents, Meisel found seven other cases in rural Michigan. While these cases don’t necessarily indicate a resurgence of scurvy, where and how this old disease is turning up says a lot about nutrition in America today.
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Even with no decent supermarket close by, the local convenience store has some OJ. I don't care for patronizing solutions, but it is a fact that uneducated poor people often do not know how to take care of themselves.
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Call back the Limeys!

(That being said, I heard a MD who cares for the homeless in Paris say that ailments forgotten since the Middle Ages were back…)

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A daily dose of ascorbic acid costs about 5 cents.
oh really?

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Soon as someone wants to take kids off constant junk food they're called communist, though, so guess there's nothing we can do.
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and doctors say its 21st-century manifestation is a disease of the poor, homeless,college students,...
Ramon noodles don't contain vitamin C? Who'd a thunked it.

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We need a federal program.
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Rob Lister wrote:
and doctors say its 21st-century manifestation is a disease of the poor, homeless,college students,...
Ramon noodles don't contain vitamin C? Who'd a thunked it.
That's another group that don't know how to take care of themselves.
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Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Rob Lister wrote:
and doctors say its 21st-century manifestation is a disease of the poor, homeless,college students,...
Ramon noodles don't contain vitamin C? Who'd a thunked it.
That's another group that don't know how to take care of themselves.
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Give them all government subsidized Screwdrivers or Greyhounds for breakfast.

Eating reasonably has never been easier and yet it seems more and more people simply don't know how.



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The 21st Century is not turning out as I hoped.

But at least I got the flying car. So there's that.

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oh really?

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