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Diurnal Variation in Glucose Tolerance and its Reversal by Lengthened Fasting

Br Med J 1974; 2 doi: (Published 22 June 1974) Cite this as: Br Med J 1974;2:640
  1. P. M. Trenchard,
  2. R. D. Jennings


    In a group of healthy young male volunteers a worsened tolerance to oral glucose in the afternoon after a four-hour fast was reversed by a 12-hour fast. The latter also produced consistent mild hypoglycaemia from two and a half to four hours after the glucose loading irrespective of the time of day.