The Vitamin Kid

Avoiding bad medicine and finding non-toxic treatments that actually work

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Tuesday, January 17, 2006

The modern beriberi epidemic

So you thought scurvy (vitamin C deficiency) and beriberi (vitamin B1 deficiency) -- diseases of malnutrition -- were a thing of the past? Not so.

One in three patients hospitalized for heart failure had below-normal levels of thiamin (vitamin B1), compared to 12 percent of "healthy people." Read the study here.



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