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The blood sugar values recorded generally in the literature represent the sum of the sugar and non-sugar reducing substances present. Somogyi has perfected a simple method of precipitation with zinc salts whereby, together with the blood proteins, the reducing non-sugars also are precipitated and thus filtrates are obtained that contain no appreciable amount of reducing substances other than sugar. Using such zinc filtrates, true sugar values are obtained in a single determination by any of the titrimetric or colorimetric methods in general use. The author determined the fasting true blood sugar in 100 normal adults, 50 men and 50 women.
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The Blood Sugar of Normal Fasting Persons.. Ann Intern Med. 1931;5:390. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-5-3-390_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1931;5(3):390.
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