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Abstract Title:

Dietary treatment of diabetes mellitus in the pre-insulin era (1914-1922).

Abstract Source:

Perspect Biol Med. 2006;49(1):77-83. PMID: 16489278

Abstract Author(s):

[No authors listed]

Abstract:

Before the discovery of insulin, one of the most common dietary treatments of diabetes mellitus was a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet. A review of Frederick M. Allen's case histories shows that a 70% fat, 8% carbohydrate diet could eliminate glycosuria among hospitalized patients. A reconsideration of the role of the high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet for the treatment of diabetes mellitus is in order.

Study Type : Commentary

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