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
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Duncan GG. 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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