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College News and Departmenal Notes: Nutrition

by Departmental notes - 1919

An interesting report of experiments conducted in the nutrition research laboratory has recently been published by Professor Sherman, assisted by Miss Jet Winters and Miss Velma Phillips. The object was to determine the efficiency of oat protein in adult human nutrition, and these two young women served as subjects. For 16 and 28 days respectively they subsisted on a diet consisting of oatmeal “scones” almost exclusively. A little apple and sugar were included, and part of the time a. very small amount of milk, so that from 87 to 95 per cent of the protein of the diet was derived from oatmeal. A similar series of experiments with cornmeal was reported a year ago (Sherman and Winters, 'Efficiency of Maize Protein in Adult Human Nutrition,” Journal of Biological Chemistry, vol. 35, page 301). As a result of these two series the authors conclude that “for purposes of practical dietetics equal weights of oat and maize protein may be regarded as essentially equal in value, and even the minimum amount of milk which can possibly be regarded as permissible in the light of our present knowledge of nutrition will apparently so supplement the protein of either the maize or the oat kernel as to make these function with an efficiency comparable with that of the average protein of a mixed diet in the maintenance metabolism of man.” For the full report see the Journal of Biological Chemistry (Vol. 39, page 53).

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 20 Number 5, 1919, p. 476-476
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 3748, Date Accessed: 10/19/2019 9:30:17 PM

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