THOMAS M. DURANT, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Nutritional factors in cardiac disease will be considered from two general standpoints in this paper: (1) the importance of nutritional inadequacy in congestive failure of varied etiology, and (2) the significance of dietary factors in the etiology and treatment of atherosclerosis.
That nutritional factors may be responsible primarily or solely for congestive failure is well recognized.1, 2, 3 An example is beriberi heart disease, a condition seen in our country mainly in the chronic alcoholic. Less stress in textbooks and the literature has been placed upon the rôle of nutritional factors as important secondary agents
THOMAS M. DURANT. NUTRITIONAL FACTORS IN CARDIAC DISEASE(NUTRITIONAL FACTORS IN CARDIAC DISEASE*). Ann Intern Med. 1951;35:397–408. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-35-2-397
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1951;35(2):397-408.
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