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#1 EDDIEKIRK

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Posted 01 February 2017 - 02:54 PM

Lychee identified as cause for mystery deadly childhood illness in India

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For more than two decades, apparently healthy children in the Indian region of Bihar suffered sudden seizures and lost consciousness. A third of them died, leaving doctors baffled.

But a team of American and Indian scientists say they have found the cause of the mystery illness, which killed more than 100 children a year: eating unripe lychees on an empty stomach.

The research, published in medical journal The Lancet, has found lychees contain an amino acid that affects blood glucose levels.

 

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Posted 01 February 2017 - 03:13 PM

some other articles on the same subject.

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/31/world/asia/lychee-litchi-india-outbreak.html?_r=1

 

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-38831240

 

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/langlo/article/PIIS2214-109X%2817%2930035-9/fulltext?rss=yes

 

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