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The Diet of the Hindu 1

Naturevolume 79page42 (1908) | Download Citation



CHITTENDEN'S well-known work on diet advocates a reduction of the nitrogen intake to an amount far below that in the standard Voit dietary. By experiments on others and himself, he endeavoured to show that a low protein diet is compatible with bodily equilibrium and health. He directs attention to the well-known fact that the muscular energy of the body makes little or no call on the nitrogenous constituents of the muscles, and urges that the excretory channels, such as the kidneys, are overworked and so liable to damage when dealing with the large amount of waste nitrogen which it is the habit of the white races to ingest.


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