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March 13, 1920

IS FAT INDISPENSABLE FOR WELL BEING?

JAMA. 1920;74(11):737-738. doi:10.1001/jama.1920.02620110027009
Abstract

In a recent issue of The Journal, Hindhede7 of Copenhagen discussed the effects of the food restrictions that were imposed on the Danish people as a result of the blockade existing during the latter years of the war. Despite the fact that Denmark was a noncombatant neutral nation, the interference with the international transfer of food, brought about by the food administrations of the allied governments and the shipping situation, prevented the importation of the usual quota of bread cereals and of the large amounts of cattle feeds that had been used before the war to maintain the stock of domestic animals used directly as food or kept to supply dairy products. Although the situation was somewhat similar in Germany, it would appear that the outcome of the shortage was far more serious in the latter country than in Denmark. The greater success attained in Denmark in maintaining the

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