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Oral Glucose Tolerance and Hormonal Response in Heroin-dependent Males

Br Med J 1973; 2 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.2.5866.582 (Published 09 June 1973) Cite this as: Br Med J 1973;2:582
  1. J. L. Reed,
  2. A. H. Ghodse

    Abstract

    Tests on 12 heroin addicts showed that their response to a glucose load differed from that in normal controls. Though the fasting blood sugar was normal, the rise in blood glucose after a standard 50-g oral glucose tolerance test was delayed and the rise smaller than in the controls. The heroin addicts had high resting insulin levels and a delayed peak response to an oral glucose load, and their growth hormone response was also abnormal.