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Author Rees, S. G. ♦ Holman, R. R. ♦ Turner, R. C.
Source British Medical Journal (The BMJ)
Content type Text
Publisher British Medical Journal Publishing Group
File Format HTM / HTML
Language English
Abstract Twenty two normal subjects and 13 maturity onset diabetic patients completed an observational study with repeated weighing and fasting blood tests from one month before to one month after Christmas. Over the Christmas period in all subjects an increase in weight was observed (mean 0.8 (SD 0.1) kg, p less than 0.001), which was maintained through January. This may signify an average additional 6000 kcal ingested. By three to six days after Christmas a slight but significant increase in fasting plasma triglyceride (p less than 0.03) and cholesterol (p less than 0.02) concentrations occurred, with a subsequent rise in glycosylated haemoglobin concentration (p less than 0.001). This study is not likely to affect any future Christmas.
Description Citation Reference: British Medical Journal (Clinical Research Ed.)
ISSN 02670623
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1985-12-21
e-ISSN 14685833
Journal British Medical Journal (The BMJ)
Volume Number 291
Issue Number 6511
Page Count 2
Starting Page 1764
Ending Page 1765


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Source: British Medical Journal (The BMJ)