Journal of Biological Chemistry
Publication Date: 06/1929
Summary: This publication reviews the effects on the carbohydrate tolerance of two men after consuming a diet of only meat for 1 year. Dr. Vilhjalmur Stefansson spent over 11 years in arctic exploration, during 9 years of which he lived almost exclusively on meat. Stimulated by this experience, Stefansson and Andersen, the latter a member of one of the expeditions, voluntarily agreed to eat nothing but meat for 1 year while they continued their usual activities in the temperate climate of New York.