Strange Health Symptoms Explained

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by PineappleMama, Jul 3, 2010.

  1. PineappleMama

    PineappleMama Chillin' With My Peeps

  2. SallyF

    SallyF Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 5, 2009
    Middle Tennessee
    Back in the dark ages (late '60s) I was a dietetic intern at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. There was an MD there who was doing research on zinc metabolism, and apparently one of the main symptoms of a zinc deficiency was what he called "pluckable" hair. He was always walking up to people, grabbing a pinch of hair and pulling to see if it came out easily. I was always surprised that no one slugged him; must have been the white lab coat!

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