Transactions - National Association for the Study of Pellagra Volume 2

Transactions - National Association for the Study of Pellagra Volume 2

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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. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...the author published an article entitled "The Carbohydrates as Etio-logical Factors in Stomach Disorders," in which attention was drawn to the ingestion of cane sugar being responsible for practically all of the cases of so-called hyperchlorhydria or acid dyspepsia, and second, the consumption of the starchy group, including chiefly bread and potatoes to the exclusion of proteids and green stuffs, underlying that large group of so-called flatulent dyspepsias. These two types grade one into the other. About one year later, in the same journal, attention was drawn to the fact that acute rheumatism and rheumatic manifestations followed the use of these same foods, the result of an auto-intoxication with, in acute cases, a superadded infection on the irritated tissues. In The Medical Record, October 8, 1912, another article was published on this same subject, entitled "The Carbohydrate Diathesis," in which it was advanced that not only stomach disorders and rheumatic affections were the result of this group of food stuffs, directly or indirectly, but many others, including nephritis. The similarity of the digestive troubles preceding the typical pellagrous manifestations to those of the carbohydrate group was so suggestive that a study of the diet as a whole was undertaken without the centralizing thought that corn must be held responsible, but that other food factors might contribute. This has been abundantly and strikingly confirmed. In some cases no history of the consumption of corn in any form could be obtained; in others only in great moderation. All, however, are consumers largely of sweet and starchy foods to the practical exclusion of proteids, green vegetables, and fresh fruits. In all, the sweet condensed milks of commerce, cane sugar, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 138 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 259g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236661524
  • 9781236661524