Accession Number:

AD0262978

Title:

THE INFLUENCE OF IRRADIATED FOODS ON THE ENZYME SYSTEMS CONCERNED WITH DIGESTION

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OHIO STATE UNIV RESEARCH FOUNDATION COLUMBUS

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Report Date:

1961-04-30

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

The specific aim of the work herein reported was to evaluate the influence of irradiation of foods on their susceptability to digestion and for their influence on the specific enzyme systems concerned in alimentary digestive processes. Since digestion is the first step in the nutritional processing of ingested foods, it was considered that appraisal of the effects or lack thereof of irradiation on digestion would allow a statement to be made of the wholesomeness of irradiated foods relative to this physiological parameter. It is the opinion as derived from the experiments of the investigator that the digestibility of irradiated foods, at levelsholesomeness imposed or not by irradiation. Although statistically significant variations in digestibility due to irradiation of macronutrients can be demonstrated, it is doubtful whether the gain or loss of digested nutrients would be of biological significance. This statement does not infringe on the possibilitof irradiation commensurate with the needs for preservation, will not contribute significantly to the wholesomeness of those foods in the absence of other factors of biological wholesomeness imposed or not by irradiation. Although statistically significant variations in digestibility due to irradiation of macronutrients can be demonstrated, it is doubtful whether the gain or loss of digested nutrients would be of biological significance. This statement does not infringe on the possibility that the long-term feeding of irradiated foods might or not injure the digestive apparatus to the extent of effecting the wholesomeness of irradiated foods as measured by parameters other then digestibility. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE