Do cadavers really not decompose anymore because we e eating too much preservatives?
As this long forensic paper shows, it is possible to inhibit decomposition, but just because we eat something? No, very unlikely. Kinda an intriguing idea, tho’, gotta admit. We could do our own body preparation while we’re still living and breathing and save our families a world of money! The main link given tells you more than you could ever want to know about cadavers unless you’re planning on being a mortician or doctor. Abstract The decomposition of a human cadaver was stopped after solidification of putrefactive liquid during a GIS Burial experiment. Knowledge of this phenomenon is necessary to optimize burial conditions and to decrease cemetery congestion. In this preliminary study, we devised a method using thin-layer chromatography and gas chromatography to compare different putrefactive liquids. A comparison of lipid composition among two cadavers revealed a decrease in the decomposition rate of the cadaver that had the gelled putrefactive liquid. Essentially, fatty acids wer