Clinical Treatises on the Pathology and Therapy of Disorders of Metabolism and Nutrition Volume 7

Clinical Treatises on the Pathology and Therapy of Disorders of Metabolism and Nutrition Volume 7

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...these circumstances the proteid destruction in the healthy man was exactly the same as in the diabetic. The increase in destruction of proteid in so far as it depends on the absence of carbohydrates, is hardly to be called pathological. It is certainly a phenomenon intimately connected with the nature of the disease, but nevertheless is only the consequence of known relations which normally exist between the utilisation of carbohydrate and destruction of proteid. If we take into account these peculiar relations of diabetic metabolism, it appears that in by far the larger number of cases of diabetes the organism defends itself with the greatest obstinacy against loss of body proteid. I have already remarked that in late years it has become customary to give diabetics much less proteid food than formerly. So long as ten years ago I recommended, under certain circumstances, the intercalation of periods of from three to six days in which the food should consist almost entirely of green vegetables, yolk of egg, bacon, and butter. In such a period, not only is the carbohydrate reduced to a mere trace in the diet, but the food also contains an extremely small amount of proteid. The proteid sinks to 30 grammes a day. The extreme difficulty of keeping a healthy man in nitrogenous equilibrium on so small an amount of proteid is well known. Physiologists tell us that this is only possible when at the same time a large amount of carbohydrate food is being taken. When these carbohydrates are excluded, no one has succeeded in keeping a normal adult in nitrogenous equilibrium on so small an amount of proteid food. This does, however, succeed in the diabetic, not always it is true, but still remarkably often. The nitrogen in the urine sinks on the days of...show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236662334
  • 9781236662330