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Urinary Sodium and Potassium Excretion in Fasting Obese Subjects

Br Med J 1971; 2 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.2.5752.22 (Published 03 April 1971) Cite this as: Br Med J 1971;2:22
  1. J. Runcie

    Abstract

    Data are presented on the urinary excretion of sodium and potassium in 40 obese patients subjected to therapeutic starvation. Two patterns of sodium loss were observed: either a uniform low-level loss or a fluctuating loss leading in some cases to marked sodium depletion. In three patients the response was a combination of these two patterns.