Metabolic and endocrine effects of fasting followed by infusion of five-percent glucose.


Isotonic glucose is often the sole nutrient provided to hospitalized patients with varying degrees of protein calorie malnutrition. To study the effects of such diets uncomplicated by illness, normal human subjects were fasted (6 to 14 days) before receiving an infusion of 5% dextrose (5 to 7 days). Norepinephrine excretion rose steadily-to six times… (More)


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