Albert M. Snell
It has long been recognized by experimental workers and clinicians that the liver can be protected against the action of hepatotoxic agents and the consequences of biliary obstruction by dietetic means. The optimal diet commonly prescribed for patients who have hepatic disease is high in carbohydrate and low in fat; the protein requirements are made up largely from vegetable sources, eggs and milk. The high carbohydrate content, of course, is intended to favor storage of glycogen and the low fat content to prevent excessive deposition of fat within the liver. It has been demonstrated that meat protein and its extractives
Snell AM. THE LIVER AND ESSENTIAL NUTRIENT FACTORS. Ann Intern Med. ;14:1288–1290. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-14-7-1288
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1941;14(7):1288-1290.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Liver Disease.
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