Conclusions and comments
1. The short term assay yields data calculated and interpreted in the same
way as that from the longterm, conventional method. It is sensitive to
differences in quality and reduces problems that may develop in subjects.
2. Rice and bean diets (60:40 protein ratio) are not improved by energy
intake; however, replacement of 10 per cent of the protein by milk protein
increases quality through an improvement in digestibility.
3. Although present interpretation of results from linear regression analysis
provides useful data for estimating protein digestibility, protein quality, and
intakes for maintenance, the quadratic regression analysis should be included as
part of the whole analysis. This should be tested