In the modern age of fad diets where sugars derived from fruits are looked at as detriments to pristine health, the age of the grand sea explorers has made a resounding phone call and wants their scurvy back. The days of bleeding gums and sores that will not heal amid the tempest of rogue waves in the middle of the ocean has made its way down under.
According the BBC, the disease synonymous with months on the high seas and lacking a reliable daily source of vitamin C, has reared its ugly head in Australia and is afflicting patients suffering from diabetes. With the prevalence of planned meals gravitating away from natural fruits for those suffering with blood sugar issues, apparently the risk of vitamin C deficiency is increased.
To avoid the scourge, health officials are advising residents to eat a well-balanced diet, including a wealth of fruits and vegetables. In the US there are currently fewer than 20,000 cases reporter per year.
Read the full BBC article here.