For a number of years the use of artichokes has been of interest in the treatment of diabetic patients and has been discussed frequently in numerous papers. Root and Baker1 fed twenty-five diabetic patients Jerusalem artichokes in addition to their regular diet. Occasionally, artichokes, a 15 per cent vegetable, were substituted for a 5 per cent vegetable. In some cases the artichokes were taken daily, in others on alternate days, and in one instance, only once a week. The average amount of uncooked artichokes taken per day amounted to 130 Gm. If we interpret their table correctly, seventeen patients increased their carbohydrate tolerance from 51 to 59 Gm. exclusive of approximately from 19 to 20 Gm. of carbohydrate, which was added as artichoke. The intake level for fat was slightly improved. In short, the calory intake was successfully increased from 1,353 to 1,501, or 148 calories, of which about 112
WESTCOTT LE, WISE EC. FAILURE OF A DIABETIC PATIENT TO UTILIZE DRIED ARTICHOKE POWDER. Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1929;44(3):362–367. doi:10.1001/archinte.1929.00140030061006
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