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
|Article Title||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|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 *National Nutrition Research Institute, CSIR and the Department of Paediatrics, University of Pretoria **National Nutritional Research Institute, CSIR, Pretoria|
|Publication Date||Mar 1966|
|Pages||240 - 242|
|Keyword(s)||Biochemistry, Black patient, Caloric intake, Fat balance, Nitrogen balance, Nutritional marasmus, Paediatrics and Rate of recovery|
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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