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RELATIONSHIP OF BASAL METABOLISM TO DIETARY INTAKE

RELATIONSHIP OF BASAL METABOLISM TO DIETARY INTAKE In a study of the caloric and protein requirements of children we have noted the well established phenomenon of a lowering of the basal metabolic rate with submaintenance diets. It was our plan to arrive at requirement figures by starting at admittedly low levels and increasing the intake to a point at which there was not only growth, as shown by increased weight and height, but a positive nitrogen balance as well. Because of the indications of a relationship between intake and the basal metabolic rate, the diets were then increased to the maximum intake, and an attempt was made to determine whether variations in the intake of protein affected the level of metabolism or whether the total caloric intake alone was the deciding factor. PLAN AND METHODS OF STUDY The study extended over three years. The subjects were thirty-three children, who were maintained on measured diets for periods averaging http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American journal of diseases of children American Medical Association

RELATIONSHIP OF BASAL METABOLISM TO DIETARY INTAKE

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1936 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0096-8994
eISSN
1538-3628
DOI
10.1001/archpedi.1936.01970170035003
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Abstract

In a study of the caloric and protein requirements of children we have noted the well established phenomenon of a lowering of the basal metabolic rate with submaintenance diets. It was our plan to arrive at requirement figures by starting at admittedly low levels and increasing the intake to a point at which there was not only growth, as shown by increased weight and height, but a positive nitrogen balance as well. Because of the indications of a relationship between intake and the basal metabolic rate, the diets were then increased to the maximum intake, and an attempt was made to determine whether variations in the intake of protein affected the level of metabolism or whether the total caloric intake alone was the deciding factor. PLAN AND METHODS OF STUDY The study extended over three years. The subjects were thirty-three children, who were maintained on measured diets for periods averaging

Journal

American journal of diseases of childrenAmerican Medical Association

Published: May 1, 1936

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