Constipation — an age old problem

Nutrition & Food Science

ISSN: 0034-6659

Publication date: 1 June 1982


When the dinosaurs died out 64 million years ago, one theory runs that it was due to constipation of the entire species. The leaf‐eating great lizards probably depended on purgative oils in conifers. With the evolution of the deciduous trees, the dinosaurs may have found themselves in a bind — quite literally.


(1982), "Constipation — an age old problem", Nutrition & Food Science, Vol. 82 No. 6, pp. 11-11.

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