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April 1937

EFFECT OF CARBOHYDRATE ON CERTAIN FACTORS IN FATIGUE

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CHICAGO
From the Department of Pediatrics, the University of Chicago.

Am J Dis Child. 1937;53(4):960-974. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1937.04140110030003
Abstract

Fatigue and tendencies to fatigue reactions in an organism are believed to be largely conditioned by the nutritional state. Dill, Edwards and Talbott1 have stated that the supply of fuel to the organism is one of the more important limiting factors of fatigue.

In order to determine such an effect a study of the changes in the acid base balance and in the sugar content of the blood after exercise was carried out on sixteen children between the ages of 8 and 13 years. The effects of exercise on these changes were observed in the fasting state and after the ingestion of various sugars, principally dextrose and levulose.

The changes in the sugar content of the blood brought about by exercise, with or without the ingestion of sugar, the effects of the respiratory quotient and the concurrent changes in the acid-base balance have been studied in human adults and

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