Abnormal carbohydrate metabolism in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and Parkinsonism-dementia on Guam.

@article{Koerner1976AbnormalCM,
  title={Abnormal carbohydrate metabolism in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and Parkinsonism-dementia on Guam.},
  author={D R Koerner},
  journal={Diabetes},
  year={1976},
  volume={25 11},
  pages={1055-65}
}
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and Parkinsonism-dementia are unusually prevalent on Guam. Carbohydrate metabolism was studied in 110 patients with evidence diagnostic of or suspecious for these diseases. The combined incidence of known diabetes in 29 per cent of them plus a high percentage of glucose tolerance tests interpreted as abnormal, even when most age-related criteria were considered, was considerably higher than the incidence of abnormal carbohydrate metabolism reported elsewhere in the… CONTINUE READING