Accession Number : AD0717573

Title :   The Effect of Pre-Cooked Beef, After Having Been Gamma-Radiated, Upon the Organisms of Albino Rats,

Corporate Author : ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Kamaldinova,Z. M.

Report Date : 21 OCT 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : The effect of pre-cooked beef, which had been gamma-irradiated with a dose of 0.8 millirads from a Co source, upon the organisms of 110 albino rats of two generations was studied. The animals received with the irradiated meat 51% of their protein and 57% of their fat intake, which comprised 25.6% of the ration's calorific value. The tests lasted 12 and 17 months. A comparative study of general condition and individual characteristics of protein and lipid metabolism in experimental and in control animals afforded grounds to infer that this product causes some untoward changes in the course of the metabolic process in the organisms of the animals. Beef gamma-irradiated with a dose of 0.8 millirads cannot at present be recommended for human consumption as food. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*IRRADIATED FOOD, METABOLISM), NUTRITION, TOXICITY, PROTEINS, LIPIDS, METABOLISM, GAMMA RAYS, RADIATION DOSAGE, FOOD, PRESERVATION, ANIMALS, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, USSR

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Food, Food Service and Nutrition

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE