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Effect of the Luxus Consumption of Meat Upon the Kidney of the Albino Rat.

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By MOORE R. A., HITCHCOCK F. A.  (Proc. of the Soc. f. Exper. Biol. and Med.. , April, 1930; , p. 706.).

Ann Intern Med. 1930;3(12):1292. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-3-12-1292_2
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Twenty-three albino rats were kept on a high protein diet of 64 calories daily, 36 per cent of which was furnished by protein. The control group of 20 animals was given 55 calories daily, 29 per cent of which was protein. Blood pressure estimations of 8 of the control and 7 of the experimental animals showed no significant variation. Kidney weights were determined on 8 of the control and all of the experimental animals. The average weight of the kidneys of the experimental group was 14 per cent higher than that of the controls. This is 2.2 times greater than



albinism ; meat ; kidney

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