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This report describes extensive experiments to search for effects of various types and levels of dietary protein and dietary fat, especially linoleic acid, on such parameters of well-being as growth, appearance, tissue moisture and lipid content, tissue and serum cholesterol levels and lipid iodine numbers. Inbred mice were used in initial experiments and inbred rats were used in later experiments.
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Maine Agricultural Experiment Station
protein metabolism, essential fatty acids, cholesterol
Molecular, Genetic, and Biochemical Nutrition
Radke, F.H., H. DeHaas, E.K. Gabrielson, and M.E. Norburg. 1968. Relationships of proteins, essential fatty acids and cholesterol in the rat and the mouse. Maine Agricultural Experiment Station Technical Bulletin 21.