Title page for ETD etd-11092012-040236

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Irons, Frances Virginia
URN etd-11092012-040236
Title The magnesium content in one-hundred gram portions of commonly served foods and in the controlled diets served twelve preadolescent girls for fifty-three days in the summer of 1958
Degree Master of Science
Department Foods and Nutrition
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Creighton, Martha G. Committee Chair
Collins, Margaret Committee Member
Kinnear, D. L. Committee Member
Osterndorf, Mary Committee Member
  • Magnesium in the body
Date of Defense 1959-08-15
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The purpose of this study was to compile a table of the reported magnesium contents of 100 gram portions of ecmonly used foods and to calculiate the magnesium content in the certain experimental diets given to 12 preadolescent girls during 53 days in the summer of 1958, The subjects were six and one-ha1f to nine years of age. Each subject was of normal math and weight for their height and age. The diets were adequate in all nutrients es recommended by the National Research Council (34) except for the nitrogen intahe which averaged 3.46 grams daily for five six-day periods, and 2.83 game for the following three six-day periods.

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