Accession Number : AD0642309

Title :   METABOLIC ASPECTS OF ACUTE STARVATION IN NORMAL HUMANS. PERFORMANCE AND CARDIOVASCULAR EVALUATION FUNCTION.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for Oct-Nov 65,

Corporate Author : ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH AND NUTRITION LAB DENVER COLO

Personal Author(s) : Consolazio,C. Frank ; Nelson,Richard A. ; Johnson,Herman L. ; Matoush,LeRoy O. ; Krzywicki,Harry J.

Report Date : 22 SEP 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : Six healthy, adult males between the ages of 21 and 52 years fasted for a period of 10 days with water available ad libitum. Basal oxygen uptakes (V O2 in ml/minute and ml/kg body weight/minute) were significantly decreased during the fasting period. In submaximal work on the treadmill, V E BTPS and V O2 STPD in ml/minute and ml/kg/minute were significantly decreased during the fasting and rehabilitation periods, indicating a training effect. The maximal oxygen uptakes in ml/kg/minute were not significantly lowered during the fasting period. Other maximal work measurements (V E BTPS, pulse rates and kg meters of work/minute) were also lower when compared to the control values, again suggesting a training effect. EKGs were significantly abnormal during the fasting phase and considered to reflect a severe stress. One subject developed an abnormal EEG and was immediately removed from the study. Although physical performance was not sifnificantly impaired during a 10 day starvation period, complete fasting without mineral supplementation is not recommended for troops on combat patrol. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*STARVATION, *METABOLISM), (*CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM, STARVATION), PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), OXYGEN CONSUMPTION, EXERCISE(PHYSIOLOGY), ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHY, STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY), NUTRITION, ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHY

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE