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Maize contains the vitamin niacin, but not in a form the

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Maize contains the vitamin niacin, but not in a form the [#permalink] New post 06 Feb 2005, 03:03
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Maize contains the vitamin niacin, but not in a form the body can absorb. Pellagra is a disease that results from niacin deficiency. When maize was introduced into southern Europe from the Americas in the eighteenth century, it quickly became a dietary staple, and many Europeans who came to subsist primarily on maize developed pellagra.
Pellagra was virtually unknown at that time in the Americas, however, even among people who subsisted primarily on maize.

Which of the following, if true, most helps to explain the contrasting incidence of pellagra described above?

A. Once introduced into southern Europe, maize became popular with landowners because of its high yields relative to other cereal crops.
B. Maize grown in the Americas contained more niacin than maize grown in Europe did.
C. Traditional ways of preparing maize in the Americas convert maize’s niacin into a nutritionally useful form.
D. In southern Europe many of the people who consumed maize also ate niacin-rich foods.
E. Before the discovery of pellagra’s link with niacin, it was widely believed that the disease was an infection that could be transmitted from person to person
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Re: CR0516--Maize [#permalink] New post 06 Feb 2005, 06:27
[C].
A and E are totally out of scope and B and D are irrelavant...... ........
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Feb 2005, 07:28
I think it's between (B) and (C)
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Feb 2005, 17:30
(C)

Americans subsisted on Maize, still Pellagra was not common.
Europeans subsisted on Maize, but Pellagra was common.

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Maize contains the vitamin niacin, but not in a form the body can absorb.

Definitely there was something different in the way they were eating/preparing Maize.

(C) corectly fills this gap.
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Feb 2005, 16:53
I think (C) brings in the difference between the two countries.
This difference probably explains the end result.
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