Abraham Rapoport, M.D., F.A.C.P.; G. L. A. From, M.D.; H. Husdan, M.D.
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Thirteen obese females were studied during 14 A periods of fasting, lasting 2 to 4 weeks, in which they consumed only noncaloric fluids. The 11 patients who underwent 3 weeks of fasting lost an average of 12.7 lb in the first week, 6.8 lb in the second, and 5.6 lb in the third. The decreasing rate of weight loss with time could be related to decrease in urine output, basal metabolism, and activity of the patients. Urine sodium decreased gradually to an average of 20 mEq/day after 1 week of starvation. During early refeeding, urine sodium almost disappeared regardless of
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Rapoport A, From GLA, Husdan H. Changes in Weight, Electrolyte and Acid-Base Balance During Prolonged Fasting.. Ann Intern Med. 1965;63:915. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-63-5-915_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;63(5):915.
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