Observations on the Respiratory Quotients and Weight Gain of Man after Eating Large Quantities of Carbohydrate.

Abstract

The glycogen in the liver cannot rise above 15 % and it is stated in textbooks that the capacity of muscle to store glycogen is limited. It would be considered unlikely that this total store could be more than doubled. Hence, if an individual consumed 400 g of carbohydrate in excess of his energy requirements, then it would be expected that there would be a… (More)

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