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close this bookProtein-Energy Requirements of Developing Countries: Evaluation of New Data (UNU, 1981, 268 p.)
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close this folderProtein absorption of pre-school children with intestinal helminth parasites
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Conclusions and comments

  1. There were no changes in weight or height gains as a result of deworming.
  2. Deworming did not change the absorption of nitrogen, cabohydrates, and fats, or the total dietary energy.
  3. Nitrogen balance and the protein biological value and NPU were not affected by the parasites.
  4. The results coincide with our studies in adults, indicating that ascariasis and trichuriasis of the severity reported in our investigations do not interfere with the intake, absorption, and retention of protein.

TABLE 8. Absorption of Nutrients (Percentage of Intake)

Items
Energy, BfV 94.7 0.40* 95.5 0.28 95.4 0.45 93.8 1.50
  AV 95.0 0.40 94.8 0.56 95.0 0.36 94.3 0.54
CHO, BfV 98.9 0.23 99.3 0.23 99.0 0.28 97.0 1.74
  AV 98.9 0.27 99.6 0.29 99.7 0.35 99.7 0.21
Fat, BfV 93.3 1.02 94.5 0.40 95.4 0.55 92.9 0.74
  AV 96.5 0.25 93.5 0.48 96.6 0.39 93.6 0.55
Protein,** BfV 76.5 2.67 78.2 2.15 82.5 1.91 82.4 1.60
  AV 80.4 1.50 78.5 2.09 82.8 2.09 78.8 1.69

* Mean S.E.
** "True" absorption after accounting for estimates of obligatory faecal nitrogen.