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what could have caused my severe lysine deficiency considering that i often eat a lot of eggs, chicken, fish and other lysine rich food?

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Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Lysine deficiency: Lysine competes with arginine for absorption. As a result using supplemental arginine can result in lysine deficiency. People who don't consume animal products or have a diet that is light in meat are also at risk for a lysine deficiency. Try eating cereals. How did you ever learn you were lysine deficient? Get better.
Answered on Jul 15, 2013
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