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October 1952

RECENT ADVANCES IN NUTRITION AND METABOLISM: Review of the Literature, 1951

Author Affiliations

NEW ORLEANS

From the Division of Metabolism and Nutrition, Department of Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine.; Dr. Goldsmith is Professor of Medicine, Dr. Unglaub, Assistant Professor of Medicine, and Miss Gibbens, Nutritionist.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1952;90(4):513-561. doi:10.1001/archinte.1952.00240100090008
Abstract

PROBLEMS of nutrition and metabolism are being investigated so widely and from such diverse angles that only a few facets of the mass of increasing knowledge can be presented in a brief review. During the past year, studies of the antianemia vitamins, of nutritive interrelationships, and of fat metabolism and the role of nutrition in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis were among the most important to the practicing physician.

CALORIC NUTRITION  After a lapse of many years, caloric nutrition is again receiving the attention it justly deserves. Obesity is now recognized as probably the most important form of malnutrition in the United States, while caloric undernutrition is known to be the predominant problem in many other countries of the world. The hazards of obesity have been well documented by Armstrong,1 and the management of the obese patient has been presented in detail in several publications.2 A new method for promoting weight

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