PMID: 107928Oct 1, 1978

Imbalanced protein and appetite

Arquivos De Gastroenterologia
R C De AngelisI C Terra

Abstract

Free amino acid concentration in the plasma of rats fed on different diets were compared. The diets contained 7 g protein/100 g furnished by: casein, or common corn, or opaque 2 corn, or eggalbumin, or gelatin. A protein free diet was also included. The results showed that imbalance of the protein diet influenced the appetite; whenever the NE/E aminoacid ratio increased, body development, appetite and plasma albumin decreased. An inverse correlation between the NE/E of free aminoacids of the plasma and voluntary intake was observed. The results also show that the plasma aminogram did not reflect the composition of the protein in the diet. The results obtained are discussed.

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