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Type I (insulin-dependent) diabetes mellitus and cow milk: casein variant consumption.

Previously published Type I (insulin-dependent) diabetes mellitus incidence in 0 to 14-year-old children from 10 countries or areas was compared with the national annual cow milk protein consumption. Countries which were selected for study had appropriate milk protein polymorphism studies, herd breed composition information and low dairy imports from other countries.

Children with newly diagnosed insulin dependent diabetes mellitus have increased levels of cow's milk antibodies.

We studied antibodies to cow's milk, beta-lactoglobulin and gliadin with enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay in the sera of 91 children with insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM); 36 of them were newly diagnosed. The children with newly diagnosed IDDM had significantly higher levels of IgA antibodies to cow's milk and to beta-lactoglobulin, and IgG antibodies to beta-lactoglobulin than 100 age-matched controls.

Effects of high-protein, low-carbohydrate dieting on plasma lipoproteins and body weight

Twenty-four obese but otherwise normal men and women were followed for: Two weeks on their usual food intake; eight weeks on a high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet; and then again for two weeks on their usual diet. During this time, several metabolic parameters were measured bimonthly. The high-protein, low-carbohydrate dieting resulted in substantial weight loss, probably due to a combination of salt and water loss, as well as caloric restriction.

Vitamin A intake and hip fractures among postmenopausal women.

Ingestion of toxic amounts of vitamin A affects bone remodeling and can have adverse skeletal effects in animals. The possibility has been raised that long-term high vitamin A intake could contribute to fracture risk in humans.

To assess the relationship between high vitamin A intake from foods and supplements and risk of hip fracture among postmenopausal women.

Prospective analysis begun in 1980 with 18 years of follow-up within the Nurses' Health Study.


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