Minnesota Starvation Experiment

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An experiment which ran from November 1944 until December 1945 and studied the physiologic effects of malnutrition and semi-starvation and the effectiveness of dietary rehabilitation on 36 male volunteers, as part of the American effort to feed populations that suffered malnutrition during the war
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The Minnesota Starvation Experiment clearly showed that eating too little food for a prolonged period of time causes psychological symptoms, and many of these symptoms are similar to those described by patients with anorexia nervosa.
Thirty-six men agreed to take part in an infamous University of Minnesota starvation experiment. After 24 weeks, the average participant in the top-secret trial had lost nearly one-fourth of his weight.
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