Nitrogen balance discrepancy in Wistar rats fed a cafeteria diet.

  title={Nitrogen balance discrepancy in Wistar rats fed a cafeteria diet.},
  author={Margarita Esteve and Immaculada Rafecas and Xavier Remesar and Mari{\`a} Alemany},
  journal={Biochemistry international},
  volume={26 4},
The nitrogen balance of Wistar rats aged 30-45 and 45-60 days fed either control or cafeteria diet has been determined by measuring the intake fecal and urinary excretion and nitrogen deposition in the body. The efficiency of extraction of dietary nitrogen was higher for cafeteria diet-fed rats, which showed a lower nitrogen excretion and higher body nitrogen accretion than controls. The accurate measurement of nitrogen intake, excretion and deposition showed a consistent proportion of nitrogen… CONTINUE READING