Synthetic Amino Acid Formula and Nitrogen Use

Hans Fisher, Henry T. Randall, Chung ja M. Cha, Barbara A. Ryan, Janet Smith, Carlos Arteaga, Steven B. Heymsfield

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Abstract

To the Editor: The bottom line in the study by Smith et al. (April 29 issue)* is the nitrogen retention of the four subjects. Despite the seemingly large differences among treatments shown in Figure 2 of Smith et al., the fact is that there were no statistically significant differences in nitrogen retention among the subjects receiving the three dietary treatments as shown in Table 3 of the article. The variation among subjects is very large, so that the standard deviations exceed the means for two out of three treatments. Although the observation may suggest a trend for a very.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1348-1349
Number of pages2
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume307
Issue number21
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 18 1982

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Fisher, H., Randall, H. T., Cha, C. J. M., Ryan, B. A., Smith, J., Arteaga, C., & Heymsfield, S. B. (1982). Synthetic Amino Acid Formula and Nitrogen Use. New England Journal of Medicine, 307(21), 1348-1349. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM198211183072120