PMID: 591302Nov 1, 1977

Relationship between food intake and insulin response to oral glucose tolerance test in short lean children

Israel Journal of Medical Sciences
M KarpZ Laron

Abstract

Based on diet questionnaires and food intake analysis, a study was made of the eating habits of 35 lean children and adolescents with constitutional familial short stature. The children were divided into four groups according to their plasma insulin response to an oral glucose tolerance test (normal or low) and to the season during which the test was given. No statistically significant differences in caloric intake were found. The overall total caloric intake in all groups was 166 to 190% of the recommended dietary allowances set by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. It is concluded that the insulin response to the oral glucose tolerance test is not related to caloric intake.

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