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They develop the disease known as rickets when it affects youngsters and
osteomalacia when it affects older people. In the young, legs become
grotesquely bowed and stunted; the chest collapses, and the female pelvis
becomes twisted, ...
To sum up: if the ancestors of today's lactase-sufficient Europeans were
dependent on milk for their calcium, and if they were at risk for rickets and
osteomalacia, then individuals who were unable to drink copious quantities of
milk or who could ...
... skin cancer on one hand, and rickets and osteomalacia on the other. It is this
trade-off that largely accounts for the preponderance of brown people in the
world and for the general tendency for skin color to be darkest among equatorial
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Good to eat: riddles of food and cultureUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Why are the world's food habits or "foodways,'' as Harris refers to them, so diverse? In this scholarly yet fast-paced and very readable work, anthropologist Harris argues that "major differences in ... Read full review
ONE Good to Think or Good to Eat?
TWO Meat Hunger
THREE The Riddle of the Sacred Cow
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