History

The Health Digest – Strength Magazine – May, 1926

This subject of Diabetes and Chronic Rheumatism is taken from the division of medicine at the Mayo Clinic at Rochester, Minn. Dr, Ralph Pemberton while treating many patients for these diseases noted that those with a chronic condition of rheumatism improved when they were given a diet which was low in carbohydrates, and these patients were made worse if the diets were high in carbohydrate foods. From this point of view, Dr. Pemberton concluded that patients with diabetes should be comparatively free from chronic rheumatism, because of the fact that their disturbed metabolism of sugar demanded prolonged diets which are low in carbohydrates.

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