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June 21, 1941

EFFECT OF THE FEEDING OF EGG YOLK POWDER ON BODY WEIGHT

Author Affiliations

New York
From the Research Service, First Medical Division, Welfare Hospital, Department of Hospitals, City of New York, and the Department of Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

JAMA. 1941;116(25):2752. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.62820250001006
Abstract

During the course of a study on the serum cholesterol in a series of patients1 who were being fed on egg powder, it was observed that a gain in body weight occurred. This observation was of interest in view of the fact that previous efforts to improve the nutrition of the subjects under consideration by means of high caloric diets with vitamin supplements had failed. The results of the feeding of egg yolk powder on the body weight of 10 patients are presented here.

A group of 10 patients, 8 with rheumatoid arthritis2 and 2 with chronic nephritis without edema, who had been previously hospitalized from two to six months, were observed during a control period of five weeks. A well balanced diet containing from 2,600 to 3,000 calories was fed to the patients during this period. Subsequently the patients were given diets containing from 1,900 to 2,500

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