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Lathyrism. Its aetiology and prevention.

Swaminathan, M. (1966) Lathyrism. Its aetiology and prevention. Journal of Nutrition and Dietetics, 3. pp. 100-103.

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Lathyrism is a crippling disease characterised by paralysis of the leg muscles occurring mostly in adults consuming large quantities of the seeds of L-sativus or other lathyrus species over long periodsl . In India, the disease occurs in Central Provinces2, Rewa, Bhopa13, Bihar~, and Uttar Praaesh5• The disease has also been reported to occur in Spain, Algeria and occasionally in certain parts of France and Italy where lathyrus peas are consumed by the people.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Lathyrism, L-sativus
Subjects: 600 Technology > 01 Medical sciences > 17 Toxicology
Divisions: Dept. of Biochemistry
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2013 09:52
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2013 09:52
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/4549

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