Garfield G. Duncan, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Clinical observations of approximately 600 problem cases of obesity over the past 2 years indicate: (1) The innocence and effectiveness of intermittent fasts as a reducing measure over prolonged periods. (2) A high incidence of newly detected diabetes—the total exceeding 40% of patients observed. (3) A high incidence of benign hypertension associated with excessive water retention. Reductions of 6 to 10 pounds during the first day of fasting are not unusual. (4) Restricted salt intake exerts a stabilizing effect on those obese patients who ordinarily gain weight on submaintenance diets. (5) The regular development of hyperuricemia during fasts. Hyperuricemia in
Garfield G. Duncan. Clinical Observations on Fasting as a Therapeutic Measure for Obese Patients.. Ann Intern Med. 1964;60:716. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-60-4-716_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1964;60(4):716.
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