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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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http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-02/lychee-identified-as-cause-for-mystery-indian-childhood-illness/8233964?section=health

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