Court of Last Appeal - The Early History of the High-fat Diet for Diabetes

@article{Henderson2016CourtOL,
  title={Court of Last Appeal - The Early History of the High-fat Diet for Diabetes},
  author={G. Henderson},
  journal={Journal of diabetes & metabolism},
  year={2016},
  volume={7},
  pages={2-6}
}
  • G. Henderson
  • Published 2016
  • Medicine
  • Journal of diabetes & metabolism
  • The first low carbohydrate diets for diabetes, which were introduced in the 18th century, were not high fat diets so much as high protein diets. By the late nineteenth century a consensus had begun to appear in European studies that a higher fat and lower protein intake was more tolerable. Frederick Allen confirmed this in animal studies, but the diet he introduced into clinical practice in 1914 restricted fat, protein, and total calories, becoming in extreme cases a starvation diet with the… CONTINUE READING
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