MAXWELL G. BERRY, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Tobacco smoking and its good or bad effects on the smoker have created much controversy in recent years. A significant but little-known fact is that tobacco smoking has been shown to produce symptomatic hypoglycemia which disappears when smoking is stopped. Since 1946 we have seen 24 patients with tobacco hypoglycemia, which indicates a closer association between tobacco usage and hypoglycemia than has been generally recognized. The diagnosis may be established with reasonable certainty in an internist's office, and can be confirmed by the rapid relief of symptoms following the withdrawal of tobacco. We found there was no longer a hypoglycemic
BERRY MG. TOBACCO HYPOGLYCEMIA1. Ann Intern Med. ;50:1149–1157. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-50-5-1149
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1959;50(5):1149-1157.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Smoking.
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