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Thesis (M.S.)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1947. Department of Home Economics.
The relation between the retention of calcium, phosphorus, and nitrogen and the intake of calories, vitamin A, thiamine, riboflavin and ascorbic acid were the factors investigated from metabolism studies of young women on self-chosen diets.
The data for this study were obtained from the regional project of the North Central States “A Study of the Nutritional Status of College Women”. One hundred fifty metabolism studies of seven days duration from one hundred thirty college women on self-chosen diets were the basis of the study. There were twenty-two metabolism studies from Kansas, twenty-eight studies from Ohio and one hundred metabolism studies from Nebraska. The subjects were arranged in groups according to levels of calcium, phosphorus, and nitrogen retention and calorie intake, for each group the average daily intake of the calories, vitamin A, thiamine, riboflavin and ascorbic acid were then calculated and compared with the National Research Council’s recommended allowances.
Advisor: Ruth M. Leverton