Fuel metabolism in starvation.

  title={Fuel metabolism in starvation.},
  author={George F. Cahill},
  journal={Annual review of nutrition},
  • G. Cahill
  • Published 18 July 2006
  • Biology
  • Annual review of nutrition
This article, which is partly biographical and partly scientific, summarizes a life in academic medicine. It relates my progress from benchside to bedside and then to academic and research administration, and concludes with the teaching of human biology to college undergraduates. My experience as an intern (anno 1953) treating a youngster in diabetic ketoacidosis underscored our ignorance of the controls in human fuel metabolism. Circulating free fatty acids were then unknown, insulin could not… 

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