Urine nitrogen as an independent validatory measure of dietary intake: a study of nitrogen balance in individuals consuming their normal diet.

@article{Bingham1985UrineNA,
  title={Urine nitrogen as an independent validatory measure of dietary intake: a study of nitrogen balance in individuals consuming their normal diet.},
  author={Sheila Anne Bingham and John H. Cummings},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={1985},
  volume={42 6},
  pages={1276-89}
}
In order to determine the value of 24 h urine nitrogen (N) excretion as a way of validating dietary methods of measuring protein intake in individuals, daily N intake and excretion has been measured in eight healthy subjects while consuming their usual, varying, diets for 28 days. Daily duplicates of all food eaten were obtained and consecutive 24 h collections of urine and feces were made throughout and analyzed for N by the Kjeldahl method. The completeness of the 24 h urine collections was… CONTINUE READING
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