Accession Number : AD0292637

Title :   THE INFLUENCE OF DIET ON VOLUME AND MAJOR MOLECULAR COMPOSITION OF GASTROINTESTINAL GAS IN RATS

Corporate Author : QUARTERMASTER FOOD AND CONTAINER INST FOR THE ARMED FORCES CHICAGO ILL

Personal Author(s) : WHITEHAIR,L.A. ; MATSUMURA,K.K.

Report Date : NOV 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The volumes and major molecular composition of gastrointestinal gas produced in rats fed various diets were determined. Intestinal gas volumes and composition of CO2 and H2 were markedly reduced by antibiotic-supplemented dried skim milk and wheat gluten diets. Addition of lactose to a casein diet did not alter volumes or composition of intestinal gas. However, addition of lactose to a wheat gluten diet resulted in increased intestinal volumes. Supplementation of a wheat gluten diet with amino acids resulted in increased volumes. Corn dextrin and galactose diets resulted in higher intestinal gas volumes, with higher H2 and CO2 and lower N2 and O2 composition values than dextrose and sucrose diets. (Author)

Descriptors :   *DIET, *GASTROINTESTINAL SYSTEM, BIOCHEMISTRY, GASES, LABORATORY ANIMALS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE