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Pancreatic function in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  1. Robert A. Utterback,
  2. Alvin J. Cummins,
  3. Charles A. Cape,
  4. Julio Goldenberg
  1. Department of Neurology, University of Tennessee, Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.A.


    No abnormality of exocrine function of the pancreas was found in 10 patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Eight patients showed abnormal glucose metabolism, attributed to the effects of age, malnutrition, diminished physical activity, and decreased muscle mass.

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    • 1 This investigation was supported by Public Health Service Research Grant No. RR00211 from the University of Tennessee Clinical Research Center.

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