Betel nut user, Papua New Guinea

Betel nut user, Papua New Guinea

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Credit: ANDY CRUMP/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Betel nut user. Elderly man displaying the red mouth that characterises inveterate betel nut chewers. Betel nuts, from the betel nut palm tree (Arecha catechu), are chewed for their intoxicating effect which is similar to alcohol. Habitual use causes this red discolouration of the mouth, and may cause oral cancers. Photographed in Wewak, the capital of Papua New Guinea's East Sepik Province.

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