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The process of discovery of the importance of Vitamin C

This video discusses the process of discovery of the importance of Vitamin C from the discovery of the need for fruits and vegetables in our diet. Our bodies need to imbibe Vitamin C to prevent diseases such as scurvy because our bodies cannot synthesize this mineral. Susceptibility to scurvy was determined to be an inboard error of metabolism. All animals susceptible to scurvy suffer from a genetic disorder that prevents them from producing vitamin C. Evolutionary theory was used to make predictions

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