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The purpose of this study was to estimate the habitual protein intake of subjects aged 75-85 and to relate this intake to indices of body protein content and of well-being. In 15 subjects, daily nitrogen intake was measured ( M ) in duplicate diets and estimated ( E ) from the mean nitrogen...
The serum amino acid pattern and the ratio of essential to nonessential amino acids (E-N ratio) have been determined, by ion-exchange chromatography in a group of Babinga pygmies, in order to evaluate their protein-nutrition status. The values obtained have been compared with those from...
The influence of adequate and low tryptophan intakes and the spacing of meals on the concentration of tryptophan in blood plasma of normal adult men was examined. For both levels of dietary tryptophan, when four meals were given daily, at 8:00 AM, 12:00 noon, 4:00 PM, and 9:00 PM, the plasma...
The hematologic findings in 148 infants with kwashiorkor have been analyzed in an attempt to evaluate the parts played by infection, by deficiencies of iron, folic acid, vitamin B 12 , and protein, and by hemolysis in causing anemia. It is concluded that anemia is due mainly to protein...
The fatty acid composition of the fasting plasma cholesteryl ester fraction was determined in samples obtained from children with diabetes mellitus who have been consuming corn oil and corn oil products in their diet since diagnosis 4-7 years ago. These results have been compared with those...
Endemic goiter continues to be a significant health problem in many areas of the world. In some areas the disease is so severe that cretinism and other associated defects are found. In many areas, geographic, economic, and other factors prevent the use of iodized salt as a preventive measure. A...
Two rural Puerto Rican communities were surveyed in 1963 and 1967 in order to evaluate the nutritional changes occurring in their population after the administration of a government community improvement program. The survey included tile collection of dietary, clinical, and biochemical data....
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