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avitaminosis caused by lack of thiamine (vitamin B1)

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now, I've told him I had typhoid, malaria, beri beri and Yellow Fever, so what's left?
The men's bodies were down to six stone and when you are so low the body can't fight off malaria or beri beri.
A textbook should have (most of) its statements correct, but at a superficial reading I was surprised to find that the capacity of the human intestine to absorb fructose is enormous (page 70), that human milk oligosaccharides are absent from the Carbohydrate chapter, that squalene reduces plasma cholesterol (page 176), that wet beri beri produces chronic heart failure (page 145), that almost all the dietary intake of tryptophan goes to NAD synthesis (page 150), that soluble fibre lowers plasma cholesterol by a similar mechanism to phytosterols (page 111).
Deficiency can result in Beri Beri, a nervous system disorder which occurs in communities where rice is the main food.
Patients with beri beri heart disease may fail to respond adequately to digoxin if the underlying thiamine deficiency is not treated concomitantly.