oa South African Medical Journal - Nutritional maramus in Bantu infants in the Pretoria area - Part III. The effect of cloric intake on nitrogen and fat balance, certain serum constituents and the rate of recovery

Volume 40, Issue 11
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Forty marasmic infants were divided at random into 2 groups on admission to hospital. One group received a diet consisting of whole milk with added sunflower-seed oil, providing a calorie intake of about 170 cal.jkg. bodyweight per day, and the other whole milk without additional oil, providing about 120 cal./kg body-weight per day.

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