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Effect of long-term feeding of albino rats on rice and on rice-tapioca diets on the blood and on the liver.

Subrahmanyan, V. and Murthy, H. B. N. and Bhagavan, R. K. and Swaminathan, M. and Sankaran, A. N. (1958) Effect of long-term feeding of albino rats on rice and on rice-tapioca diets on the blood and on the liver. British Journal of Nutrition, 12. pp. 292-296.

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Abstract

In a previous paper, Subrahmanyan, Murthy & Swaminathan (1954) reported that replacement of 25 % of rice in a poor rice diet by tapioca flour enhanced significantly the growth of young rats. This effect was shown to be due to the supplementary value of the extra calcium present in the tapioca flour. Since partial replacement of rice by tapioca flour caused a slight lowering in the protein content of the diet, the possibility remained that the ill effects, if any, due to it, may not be observed in a period of 8 weeks. It was therefore thought desirable to conduct long-term feeding experiments and to study the effect of prolonged feeding of such diets on the concentration of haemoglobin in the blood, on the red-blood cell count, and on the composition and histological appearance of the liver. A third group of rats on the control rice diet, supplemented with the same amount of calcium (as calcium lactate) as that supplied by tapioca in the rice—tapioca diet, was also included with a view to ascertaining the effect of the calcium supplement on growth and on the liver and blood of rats.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: rice diet, tapioca flour, red-blood cell count, liver
Subjects: 600 Technology > 01 Medical sciences > 09 Human Physiology
600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 21 Cereals > 01 Rice
600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 23 Vegetables > 01 Cassava-Tapioca
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2012 10:47
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2012 10:47
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/3936

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