October 15, 1932


JAMA. 1932;99(16):1366-1367. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740680062023

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Effects of the Economic Crisis on Nutrition  Prof. Carl von Tyszka, political economist at the University of Hamburg, has collected comprehensive statistics on the influence of the economic crisis on the mode of living and on the nutrition of the German people. It may seem surprising to learn that there has been a greater reduction in expenditures for vegetable foods than for animal food products, which shows the great need felt by families in the city for a generous supply of animal foods. Even with a 30 per cent reduction in income, the consumption of animal products was reduced as little as possible. All those who consider a diet of potatoes and rye bread as better adapted to the industrial population than meat and butter should note this fact. Restriction of the diet should not go beyond certain limits, for definite fat requirements must be satisfied. Tyszka's study shows that

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