oa South African Medical Journal - The biological assessment of protein quality: effects of consuption of 'crude fibre', NaCl and body hair on faecal nitrogen excretion in the rat

Volume 43, Issue 25
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Investigations were made regarding the effects on faecal N output and the concomitant effects on protein digestibility data of (a) the crude fibre and (b) the NaCI contents of the experimental diet, and (c) consumption of body hair (trichophagy) by the experimental animal.

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