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trocadero
10-28-2009, 11:51 AM
If you ate nothing but rice, how long would it take for scurvy to become apparent? Or other vitamin deficiencies?

Thanks:)

PeterL
10-28-2009, 05:13 PM
Probably three months. I suspect that there would be considerable individual variation.
http://dermnetnz.org/systemic/scurvy.html

Tsu Dho Nimh
10-31-2009, 05:00 PM
If you ate nothing but rice, how long would it take for scurvy to become apparent? Or other vitamin deficiencies?
Thanks:)

it will be a race between the scurvy and (if white rice), the beri-beri (thiamin deficiency)

Assuming you start as a well-nourished person, scurvy's first symptoms start to show in a few weeks. It was the limiting factor in long ship voyages for centuries.

trocadero
10-31-2009, 07:06 PM
Thanks everyone. I'll look up beri-beri now. My poor characters.

Evaine
11-02-2009, 12:16 AM
You could also look up about prisoners of war during the Second World War who were in the hands of the Japanese. Many of them had to survive on a diet of white rice (and not much of it).