It’s Scurvy Awareness Day

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May 2, 2008

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Apparently it’s scurvy awareness day. Limestrong, the “official” website of the event tells us a little about this once common affliction:

 

Scurvy is a condition caused by a lack of vitamin C
  (ascorbic acid) in the diet. Signs of scurvy include tiredness, muscle
  weakness, joint and muscle aches, a rash on the legs, and bleeding gums.
  In the past, scurvy was common among sailors and other people deprived
  of fresh fruits and vegetables for long periods of time.

 

Read the full story HERE.

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