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Causes of Scurvy
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Causes of scurvy

Scurvy is caused by a lack of adequate vitamin C in the diet, which causes a deficiency. This can especially occur if the lack of intake of vitamin C is over many weeks or months.


Humans cannot metabolise (make their own) vitamin C in the body from other nutrients, so must get it from the diet in the form of fruits and vegetables (which have the highest levels).


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  Last reviewed: 30 August 2007 || Last updated: 20 February 2009


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Disclaimer: This guide is not intended to be used for diagnostic or prescriptive purposes. For any treatment or diagnosis of illness, please see your doctor.


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