favism


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anemia resulting from eating fava beans

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Angel's findings that sicklemia, thalassemia and favism (the G6PD deficiency) may protect a population to some extent against malaria, and their presence may be an indicator of the endemicity of malaria; but he does not find that the incidence of cases of porotic hyperostosis in skeletal remains is significant enough statistically to justify Angel's conclusion that malaria was virtually absent from the eastern Mediterranean region in the classical period (p.
The Mediterranean variant predisposes individuals to favism.
Additional factors affecting digestibility of various legumes include: saponins, protease inhibitors, lathyrogens, phytohaemagglutinins, favism, and cyanogenic glucosides as reported by Gupta (1987).
In the following chapters, we travel to Sardinia where favism is still evident today (glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency) and discover why the 'disease' became a buffer against malaria.
Its reported side effects include diarrhea, possible spontaneous abortion, and favism (acute hemolytic anemia) in individuals with hereditary glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency.