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The postabsorptive blood glucose level is practically never static for longer than a few moments at a time. It is a constantly changing phenomenon with sharp diphasic oscillations, each to-and-fro oscillation taking approximately 30 seconds, more or less, for its completion. The only realistic...
Hypervitaminosis A was induced experimentally in a normal human subject on two separate occasions through ingestion of excessive quantities of this substance during periods of 14 and 25 days, respectively. The associated clinical picture resembled that of accidental vitamin A poisoning. The skin...
Optimal nutrition has been visualized as that which maintains a level of metabolic normalcy so that when the organism is exposed to stress, the normal protective homeostatic mechanisms can be put into operation rapidly, with a minimum of strain, and for as short a time as possible. Because of...
The association of creatinuria and pentosuria with virtual absence of tocopherols from the blood of a patient with a defect in fat absorption subsisting on a low fat diet for several years has been reported. Increased susceptibility of the red blood cells to hydrogen peroxide hemolysis and an...
Improved techniques in the management of burns have increased the number of survivors, which in turn has re-emphasized the problems of convalescence. Convalescence may be shortened by optimal nutrition. Protein losses after burns are quite extensive. In eight patients on metabolic study, the...
Experiments with rats and dogs indicate that the sulfur amino acids are particularly effective in reducing the catabolism of tissue proteins and promoting anabolic processes. This may reflect in part the increased requirement of these amino acids in these hairy species. Overall nitrogen balance...
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