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May 10, 1930

THE LOW PROTEIN DIET

JAMA. 1930;94(19):1499-1503. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.27120450011010a
Abstract

The method used in making up suggested menus for "reducing" diets and for "high caloric" diets might also be used for the low protein diet.

GENERAL SUGGESTIONS FOR A LOW PROTEIN DIET 

  1. The exact formula for this corrective diet should be prescribed for each individual by the physician. He will make all necessary modifications relative to salt content of diet, allowance of purin bodies, total fluid intake, and use of stimulating beverages.

  2. The specific number of grams of protein will be noted for each person, but generally speaking, the daily range will be from 35 to 45.

  3. Highly seasoned foods and food condiments should not be taken.

  4. It should be remembered that calories are not the only measuring stick for our food.

  5. Unless definitely ordered otherwise, a pint of milk should be taken daily.

  6. Vitamins should be included: (a) from whole milk, cream, butter or eggs; (b and c) from

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