Accession Number : AD0250387

Title :   PROTECTIVE EFFECTS OF CERTAIN NATURAL FOODS AGAINST WHOLE-BODY IRRADIATION

Descriptive Note : Progress rept. no. 7, 15 Apr-15 Jul 60.

Corporate Author : VANDERBILT UNIV NASHVILLE TN

Personal Author(s) : DARBY, WILLIAM J.

Report Date : 15 JUL 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : FEMALE ROCKLAND FARM GUINEA PIGS WERE DIVIDED INTO FOUR GROUPS OF 15 EACH. GROUP A AND B WERE FED A DIET OF BRAN AND OATS OBTAINED FROM A LOCAL SUPPLIER. GROUPS C AND D WERE FED A DIET OF BRAN AND OATS FURNISHED BY THE QUARTERMASTER FOOD AND CONTAINER INSTITUTE. IN ADDITION, GROUPS B AND D RECEIVED A MINERAL SALTS USPPLEMENT. AFTER A ONE MONTH FEEDING PERIOD THE ONLY SUVIVORS WERE: ONE FROM GROUPA) FOUR FROM GROUPSB AND C) AND 8 FROM GROUP D. THE SURVIVORS WERE GIVEN 400 R (AIR DOSE( TOTAL BODY X-IRRADIATION. BY THE END OF THE SEVENTH DAY POST-IRRADIATION THERE WERE NO SURVIVORS IN ANY GROUP.

Descriptors :   *CEREALS, *DIET, *FOOD, *RADIATION EFFECTS, *RADIATION INJURIES, ASCORBIC ACID, COUNTERMEASURES, NUTRITION.

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