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Why Scurvy Shouldn't Exist

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Published on Aug 12, 2019

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Many a joke has been made about scurvy and pirates, but it’s a serious disease caused by a lack of Vitamin C that still affects people around the world today. What’s wild, though, is that it shouldn’t exist - our distant ancestors used to be able to make their own Vitamin C. What happened?

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