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"The dominant diseases of modernized societies as omega-3 essential fatty acid deficiency syndrome: substrate beriberi." Med Hypotheses, 1982; 8(1):17-47; Rudin DO.
Several studies have also shown that evening primrose oil helps to correct essential fatty acid deficiency and it can be very effective for emotional symptoms, breast tenderness and swelling.
What I discovered was that many people who followed a Pritikin-style diet had shown signs of essential fatty acid deficiency: brittle fingernails, dry and falling hair, wrinkled skin, food and environmental allergies, fatigue, sexual problems and immune disorders.

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