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posted on Oct, 9 2005 @ 08:18 AM
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I've heard lots of people talking about how H5N1 may hit developing and "poorer" countries harder then first-world countries. Then I thought about something - is it possible that America could get hit hard as well because of poor diets (overprocessed food, etc) and generally below-par health?




posted on Oct, 9 2005 @ 08:37 AM
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Originally posted by Toxic Fox
is it possible that America could get hit hard as well because of poor diets (overprocessed food, etc) and generally below-par health?


I would say so. Which is why I've been more vigilant when food shopping, and I'm starting to actually cook things rather than make something out of a box. Mostly I'm doing this for my son. My little boy, for example, gets orange juice with vitamins A-E and calcium added, and he has juice with no sugar or any other crap added, and that's high in vitamin C--and it also has calcium added in. I seldom if ever give him milk because of all the hormones, etc., that's in it.

He seems to be fine. He's tall for his age.



posted on Oct, 9 2005 @ 10:17 AM
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I' ve thought about this, and think you could have a valid point. We've lived in a society that has used antibiotics in everything, too, and by that we've helped usher in drug resistant strains of lots of things (although H5N1 is a virus and antibiotics cannot help if you get it)...but I think it's important to be aware of the dangers of this beyond just our being 'unfit' in general.



posted on Oct, 9 2005 @ 11:12 AM
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The overuse of antibiotics, the "trickle down" effect if you will, is a serious concern.

I think that evolution has the upper hand when it comes to scientists versus bugs that are evolving to become drug and antibiotic-resistant. (Antibiotics are worthless against viruses, anyways.)





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