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close this bookProtein-Energy Requirements of Developing Countries: Evaluation of New Data (UNU, 1981, 268 p.)
close this folderResearch papers: Protein requirements-adults, standard protocols
close this folderProtein requirements for young Colombian adults consuming local diets containing primarily animal or vegetable protein
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1. Mean requirement for animal protein was 114 mg N/kg; for vegetable protein it was 128 mg N/kg. (These correspond to 0.71 and 0.80 9 protein, respectively.)

2. With the vegetable protein diet, faecal nitrogen excretion increased as nitrogen intake increased.