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aside from pregnancy what could cause weird food cravings?

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Dr. Chuck Shaffer
32 years experience Bariatrics
See below: Some nutritionists and healthcare practitioners believe that certain cravings are meaningful. For example, cravings for ice and bizarre substances like dirt and cigarette butts (a condition called pica have been linked to an iron deficiency – even though none of those items contain significant amounts of iron. Some physicians believe it's a lack of minerals but no one really knows..
Answered on Aug 1, 2013
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