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February 9, 1935

THE METABOLISM OF LEVULOSE: VI. THE INFLUENCE OF THE LEVEL OF OVARIAN FUNCTION

Author Affiliations

BOSTON
From the Evans Memorial, Massachusetts Memorial Hospitals.

JAMA. 1935;104(6):451-455. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760060019004
Abstract

Earlier communications on the levulose tolerance have dealt severally with certain general conditions1 and with the influence of hepatic dysfunction2 and of pregnancy.3 The present paper is a complement to the last of the foregoing and deals with the influence of the level of ovarian activity. Previous studies in this field in which galactose was the test sugar4 had demonstrated a very marked effect of the age and sexual status on the amount of the latter sugar susceptible of utilization by the organism. In the present instance, similar series have been studied, levulose of the highest purity being used, a necessary precaution;1 for purposes of control the galactose tolerance has also been determined. The general method of approach has already been discussed;1 it may be enough here to state that each subject was given a thorough general clinical and laboratory survey, which included as

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