A study of the food intakes of a group with familial polyposis

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Violet Elaine Waller (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Jane Wentworth

Abstract: Familial polyposis, a rare intestinal condition which may develop into cancer, is present in a group of related persons in Guilford County, North Carolina. The composition of the diet influences the proper functioning of the gastro-intestinal tract. For this reason, an evaluation of a three-day food intake of members of the family predisposed to this condition was made in relation to a three-day food intake of a matched group of controls without any known intestinal disorders. A food questionnaire was developed and used in recording the frequency, the kind, and the amount of food eaten by both groups. The nutrient intake of each experimental subject was compared with his matched group of controls. The recommended dietary allowances were determined for all subjects and these were compared with the actual intakes.

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Language: English
Date: 1968

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