Sunday 24 September 2017

John von Radowitz: Low-fat 'slimming diet' killed Scott of the Antarctic

John von Radowitz

Captain Scott and other members of his ill-fated expedition to the South Pole were effectively killed by a slimming diet, research has shown.

The men expended more energy than Olympic athletes as they hand-hauled their supplies across hundreds of miles of ice and snow.

Their rations were too high in protein and too low in fat, say scientists. As a result, the polar explorers starved to death.

Please sign in or register with Independent.ie for free access to Opinions.

Sign In

Don't Miss