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drdavidanderson Wrote:
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> Susan,
> A little bit of a quibble here. Almost all of our
> Vitamin D in nature is not dietary in origin, but
> comes from skin exposure to UV light of a specific
> wavelength that is needed to cleave the B ring of
> dihydrotachysterol to pre-Vitamin D3, which is
> then hydroxylated in the liver to the main storage
> form, 25-hydroxycholecalciferol. They did not
> depend on dietary sources because they will I
> presume have had plenty of sunlight exposure at
> least in summer. The active form is 1,25
> dihydroxycholecalciferol, which many tissues
> produce locally, and systemically is produced in
> the kidney under the action of parathyroid
> hormone, which is secreted in response to a fall
> in circulating ionised calcium, and acts on the
> small intestine to promote calcium absorption.
>
> A giant with prognathism has excess growth hormone
> until proved otherwise
> David

Again, agreed.

I can't speak for other geographic areas, but this region isn't known for blue skies and sunshine even in summer. In winter, you can forget about seeing the sun in January and February. We get more rainfall and have more cloudy days than Seattle due to proximity to Lake Erie. Vitamin D production is an issue and I've seen plenty of cases of ricketts in my career.

My point is that they would have suffered nutritional deficiencies, especially in winter.

1984 was a warning, not a how-to guide.

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Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 335 Susan Doris 06-Mar-18 06:01
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 362 drdavidanderson 06-Mar-18 10:15
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 352 Susan Doris 06-Mar-18 12:48
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 330 Aine 07-Mar-18 03:44
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 333 Jason Jarrell 07-Mar-18 04:12
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Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 331 Jason Jarrell 07-Mar-18 05:09
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Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 321 Jason Jarrell 07-Mar-18 18:26
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Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 350 Jason Jarrell 08-Mar-18 00:18
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 339 Aine 08-Mar-18 22:52
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 331 Aine 07-Mar-18 03:46
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 322 Susan Doris 07-Mar-18 05:59
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 338 Jason Jarrell 07-Mar-18 07:55
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 320 Aine 07-Mar-18 13:18
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 327 Susan Doris 07-Mar-18 14:39
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 326 SkinwalkerScrooge 09-Mar-18 19:51
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 310 Susan Doris 10-Mar-18 06:03
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 320 drdavidanderson 10-Mar-18 07:52
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 311 Susan Doris 10-Mar-18 08:40
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 311 SkinwalkerScrooge 10-Mar-18 09:09
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 323 Aine 10-Mar-18 13:49
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 311 Jason Jarrell 10-Mar-18 21:04
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 311 Aine 10-Mar-18 13:31
Re: The Socio-Political Structure of Adena Societies 311 Aine 10-Mar-18 13:16
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