Phyic Acid/ Phytate - "Malabsorption Agent"
The World Consumes a lot of Phytic Acid
– Severalhealth issues were recognized afterthe change from hunter-gatherer to cereal-based diets – including:
✔Stature ▼ [1, 2-4],
✔Lifespan ▼ [4,5],
✔Iron deficiency anemia
✔Osteomalacia incidence and other bone mineral
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