Endogenous nitrogen excretion in male highlanders of Papua New Guinea.

Abstract

Endogenous nitrogen excretion was examined in highlanders of Papua New Guinea. Eight highlanders were fed a semisynthetic protein-free diet with about 49 kcal/kg of energy for 11 days. At the end of this period they excreted 29.2 +/- 4.0 mg N/kg of urinary nitrogen and 13.9 +/- 2.5 mg N/kg of fecal nitrogen per day. When the values were expressed per basal… (More)

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