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Experimental details
Summary of main results
Conclusions

R.E. Schneider, B. Tor. Shiffman, C. Anderson, and R. Helms
Institute of Nutrition of Central America and Panama (INCAP), Guatemala City, Guatemala, and Institute of Nutrition, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA

This brief report summarizes the results of two studies carried out with healthy adult males from the rural Pacific lowlands of Guatemala consuming a diet qualitatively similar to that habitually eaten in that region. Some of these men lived for certain periods of time in environments with improved sanitary conditions, as described below.