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Medical Research

A Complex Problem
  • Norman J. Temple

Abstract

In 1974 I was working on my PhD in biochemistry. At that time I firmly believed that biochemistry was the leading route to successful medical research. Over the previous year I had read two of Cleave’s books on the concept of refined carbohydrates as the cause of what we now call Western disease (1,2). His arguments greatly impressed me and I started to speculate on how refined carbohydrates might cause coronary heart disease and other maladies. In a letter to Cleave I pointed out that the poor vitamin and mineral content of refined carbohydrates might be an important factor in these diseases and suggested a few biochemical mechanisms.

Keywords

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Food Allergy Neural Tube Defect Complex Research Blood Cholesterol Level 
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