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close this bookProtein-Energy Requirements of Developing Countries: Evaluation of New Data (UNU, 1981, 268 p.)
close this folderProtein requirements-adults, other protocols
close this folderProtein quality of rice-and-bean diets with or without protein and energy supplements to estimate protein requirements in young adult humans
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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 further.