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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 folderEvaluation of the nutritive value of a rice-and-bean-based diet for agricultural migrant workers in Brazil
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Summary of main results

Table 3 shows that rice and beans were the main source of energy and protein in the diet. This table also shows the total daily energy and protein intakes, the contributions made by rice and beans, and the dietary energy density.

The results of apparent nitrogen balance and apparent digestibility of the diet are shown in table 4.

Body weight and urinary creatinine excretion did not change during the five-day period.