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January 1923

THE RELATION BETWEEN INGESTED FAT AND THE LIPEMIA OF DIABETES MELLITUS

Author Affiliations

ANN ARBOR, MICH.

From Department of Internal Medicine, Medical School, University of Michigan.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1923;31(1):63-75. doi:10.1001/archinte.1923.00110130066006
Abstract

Since patients with diabetes mellitus are more dependent on fat as a source of energy than are normal subjects, it is tempting to try to explain the hyperlipoidemia that is so common in this disease on the basis of some theory that assumes a relationship between the amount of fat in the food and the percentage of lipoids in the blood. In the literature that has accumulated on this subject a tendency to assume this relationship is evident. In the Rockefeller monograph,1 for example, the authors state that lipemia "is largely associated with the fat intake and with other diabetic symptoms." Ervin2 states that "the lipemia of a diabetic will disappear with the elimination of fat from the diet." Bang3 believed that the lipemia was, in part, alimentary. Joslin4 suggests a relation between the high protein, fat diets of former days and the high degrees of lipemia reported, and states

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