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What is beri-beri illness?

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Dr. Howard Hack
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In brief: Thiamine deficiency

Beri beri refers to a deficiency of the b vitamin thiamine.
This is rare in developed countries as it is typically abundant in the normal diet. It can still occur in alcoholism where malabsorption can occur.

In brief: Thiamine deficiency

Beri beri refers to a deficiency of the b vitamin thiamine.
This is rare in developed countries as it is typically abundant in the normal diet. It can still occur in alcoholism where malabsorption can occur.
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