FRANK A. EVANS, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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It is justifiable to consider the excess weight in obesity as inactive storage tissue. We may think of the obese patient as seen, as made up of his ideal weight plus burdensome, useless fat1,2,3. Removal of the excess weight can be accomplished only by burning this fat. This is done by measures which bring about a difference between energy intake and energy output, but which do not throw on the organism unphysiological burdens. Marked lowering of the energy intake can be accomplished safely by radical limitation of diets along physiological principles. Increase of energy output by thyroid medication adds to
EVANS FA. The Level of Oxygen Exchange in Obesity As a Factor In Planning Treatment*†. Ann Intern Med. 1931;5:574–578. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-5-5-574
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1931;5(5):574-578.
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