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The book edited by Burkitt and Trowell, Refined Carbohydrate Foods and Disease, marks the closing of the circle involving the role of dietary fiber in human health. It was 100 years ago that Dr. John Harvey Kellogg was appointed superintendent of the Seventh-Day Adventist Western Health Reform Institute at Battle Creek, Michigan. Early in his medical practice, he became concerned about the diets of many of his patients. According to Dr. Kellogg, those diets contained too many fatty and "heavy" foods. To modify the nature of the American diet, he attempted to produce different forms of cereal foods. That phase
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Refined Carbohydrate Foods and Disease. Some Implications of Dietary Fibre.The Saccharine Disease. Conditions Caused by the Taking of Refined Carbohydrates, Such as Sugar and White Flour.. Ann Intern Med. 1976;85:697–699. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-85-5-697
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1976;85(5):697-699.
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