GEORGE W. THORN, F.A.C.P.; JOHN T. QUINBY, M.D.; MARSHALL CLINTON JR., M.D.
Efficiency experts have long recognized the desirability of supplying intermediate supplementary nourishment to maintain the performance of office and factory personnel throughout the working day. Insufficient attention has been given to the fact that the ingestion of a typical American breakfast—one relatively high in carbohydrate and low in protein and fat content—predisposes to midmorning hypoglycemic symptoms. Similarly a luncheon of relatively high carbohydrate content predisposes to hypoglycemia in the midafternoon. During these periods of relative hypoglycemia a definite impairment in performance may be expected. Provision of supplementary nourishment is obviously indicated during these periods except in the case of
THORN GW, QUINBY JT, CLINTON M. A COMPARISON OF THE METABOLIC EFFECTS OF ISOCALORIC MEALS OF VARYING COMPOSITION, WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE PREVENTION OF POSTPRANDIAL HYPOGLYCEMIC SYMPTOMS1. Ann Intern Med. ;18:913–919. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-18-6-913
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1943;18(6):913-919.
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