VICTOR BURT, M.D.; ALBERT STUNKARD, M.D.
This report describes the distribution of Achilles tendon reflex times in a sample of 244 men drawn from a larger, well-defined population containing both obese and nonobese persons. It was stimulated by the many recent reports of disturbed lipid metabolism in obesity, and particularly by the work of Gordon (1). He has described a hypometabolic obese syndrome and has estimated that it is present in 25 per cent of the obese patients seen in his laboratory (2). One of the criteria utilized in the diagnosis of this syndrome is the presence of a markedly prolonged Achilles reflex time. Measurement of
BURT V, STUNKARD A. Body Weight and Achilles Reflex Time. Ann Intern Med. 1964;60:900–902. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-60-5-900
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