Giane Roberta Jansen

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OBJECTIVE To identify characteristics and factors associated with increased risk for stress fractures in military women. DESIGN Case-control study to retrospectively examine physical activity, prior calcium intake, and bone density as predictors of stress fractures. SETTING A military training installation which incorporates physical training for women.(More)
A new method was developed that enables milk yield to be estimated from pup weight and pup weight gain in well-nourished rats. Daily milk yield, body weight, and daily weight gain were measured over 4-5-day periods in 38 suckling pups aged 3-13 days postpartum. Each 24-h period was divided into consecutive 6-h cycles, during which dams and pups were(More)
1. The importance of fatty acid synthesis as a pathway for the disposal of ingested glucose has been evaluated in rats and mice given a purified diet high in glucose and low in fat. [U-(14)C]Glucose was either added to the diet and fed for 24hr. or given by stomach tube as a 250mg. (mice) or 1000mg. (rats) meal. The two methods of isotope administration(More)
1. Lipogenesis was studied in mice re-fed for up to 21 days after starvation. At appropriate times [U-(14)]glucose was given by stomach tube and incorporation of (14)C into various lipid fractions measured. 2. In mice starved for 48hr. and then re-fed for 4 days with a diet containing 1% of corn oil, incorporation of (14)C from [U-(14)C]glucose into liver(More)
An interlaboratory study involving protein efficiency ratio (PER), net protein ratio (NPR), relative NPR (RNPR) and relative nitrogen utilization (RNU) was carried out. Six collaborators assayed 6 samples, including casein plus methionine which was used as a reference protein. Collaborators prepared their own diets and analyzed the diets for nitrogen. Test(More)
1. Lipogenesis has been studied in intact genetically obese mice by measuring the incorporation of a single oral dose of 250mg. of [U-(14)C]glucose into fatty acid and cholesterol in the liver and extrahepatic tissues. Studies were also carried out with [U-(14)C]glucose added to the diet and fed for 24hr. With either method of isotope administration, the(More)
The effects of dietary protein and environmental conditions on lactation performance in rats were evaluated. Female rats were fed from conception until day 9 of lactation diets containing 21% wheat protein (21W), 21% casein + methionine (21CM) or 11% casein + methionine (11CM). At parturition, dams were kept in their normal environment (20 degrees C) or(More)
Rate of protein synthesis in mammary tissue and liver as well as pup weight and milk yield were measured at d 15 of lactation in rats fed throughout gestation and lactation diets that varied in protein quality (wheat, wheat supplemented with lysine and threonine or casein supplemented with methionine), protein quantity [11 or 21% (wt/wt)] and feeding level(More)
1. Studies in vivo have been carried out on hepatic and extrahepatic cholesterol synthesis and also on the effects of starvation and re-feeding on both cholesterol and fatty acid synthesis. 2. In rats and mice fed on a stock diet, extrahepatic tissues accounted for about 4 times as much newly synthesized cholesterol as did the liver. The liver appeared to(More)