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Cuban neuropathy

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An epidemic of neuropathy in Cuba during 1992-1993. The etiology is likely nutritional deficiencies, particularly thiamine, compounded by toxic effects of alcohol and tobacco use.

This marked a period of acute food shortage and changes in the Cuban basic diet where studies were done resulting in unconclusive hypothesis, example: the wide introduction of products based on unfermented soy beans affecting vitamins absortion.

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