Essential amino acid requirements

Stuart Dunn dunns99 at
Wed Dec 15 13:14:14 EST 1999

pathos wrote:
> In article <3856CAB0.7F70 at>, Stuart Dunn <dunns99 at> wrote:
> > So why do Eskimo women, who ate an average of 350 grams of animal
> > protein a day, had ate fish livers, refrained from using alcohol or
> > caffeine, got plenty of excercise, and got over 2000mg a day from bone
> > meal have the highest rates of osteoperosis in the world?
> HOLY SHIT, where to start????????
> 1. Eskimo women are exposed to far faR fAR FAR less sunlight then others.
That doesn't matter. Eskimos eat fish livers, which are the main
commercial source of vitamin D3. In effect, they were using dietary
supplements that included vitamin D and omega 3.

> If you would have taken my suggestion and get a PHYSIOLOGY BOOK you would
> have known why this is important.  I will give you a hint: "vitamin D
> conversion in the skin".
> 2. Eskimos are a very isolated population.  The fact that they do not mix
> there DNA much with others (and has been this way for 1000s of years), it
> is safe to say that if they have genetic abnormalities, it will show up in
Let's use a little common sense here. Eskimos must have evolved to adapt
to their diet. You're suggeting just the opposite. How do you think
their bodies maintain the pH level of their urine without calcium?
> high frequencies.
> Calcium levels are HIGHLY REGULATED.  Know the players(aka hormones) and
I know about vitamin D3, which I just mentioned.
> you will get a clue on the sytem.
> Once again, before I decide to get nasty, WHERE IS YOUR EVIDENCE THAT A
I've given you evidence. If I'd presented evidence this compelling that
alcohol, sugar, or fat caused calcium loss, you'd modify your diet. Why
should protein be any different? 
> Stuart I am coming to the conclusion that you are living proof in the saying:
> "a little knowledge could be dangerous"
> Peter Pediaditakis
> Dept. of Pathology
> University of Pittsburgh

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