Accession Number : AD0472921


Title :   NUTRITIVE VALUE OF ARMY RATIONS


Descriptive Note : Technical Report,01 Sep 1947,31 Oct 1947


Corporate Author : WISCONSIN UNIV-MADISON MADISON United States


Personal Author(s) : Elvehjem,C A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/472921.pdf


Report Date : 31 Oct 1947


Pagination or Media Count : 4


Abstract : Studies have been conducted on monkeys fed K rations to determine the effect when individual supplements of eight of the ten crystalline B vitamins are administered. It has been noted that each of the following vitamins produced a weight response when fed to monkeys losing weight on the K ration: thiamine, riboflavin, pyridoxine, choline, folic acid and biotin. All but folic acid were inactive in eliciting this growth response unless pyriodoxine was present as a supplement to the diet. Only folic acid and pyriodoxine had an effect on the hemoglobin concentration, in addition to growth stimulation. From these results, it appears that K ration does not contain sufficient pyridoxine and folic acid for the growing monkey. In one case, the removal of all supplementary vitamins from a monkey on K ration caused death within two weeks.


Descriptors :   MILITARY RATIONS , NUTRITION , MILITARY RATIONS , RATS , MONKEYS , BODY WEIGHT , VITAMINS , HEMOGLOBIN , GROWTH(PHYSIOLOGY) , CASEIN , FOLIC ACID , BIOCHEMISTRY


Subject Categories : Food, Food Service and Nutrition
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE