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This was a hard book for the reviewer to come to grips with. The possible role of dietary and neural factors in the etiology of human essential hypertension has been studied by observing the effect of realimentation and sympathetic imbalance in starved dogs.
According to the authors, the "momentum" induced in the "metabolic mill" by a high-calorie diet may obscure the immediate effects of changes in the quality or quantity of the diet, thereby leading to erroneous conclusions. The ". . . quickest and most certain way of abolishing the effect of momentum is to fast the animal until the
Dietary and Neural Factors in Hypertension.. Ann Intern Med. 1963;59:125. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-59-1-125
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1963;59(1_Part_1):125.
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