Synthetic Amino Acid Formula and Nitrogen Use

Hans Fisher, Henry T. Randall, Chung ja M. Cha, Barbara A. Ryan, Janet Smith, Carlos Arteaga, Steven B. Heymsfield

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterpeer-review


To the Editor: The bottom line in the study by Smith et al. (April 29 issue)* is the nitrogen retention of the four subjects. Despite the seemingly large differences among treatments shown in Figure 2 of Smith et al., the fact is that there were no statistically significant differences in nitrogen retention among the subjects receiving the three dietary treatments as shown in Table 3 of the article. The variation among subjects is very large, so that the standard deviations exceed the means for two out of three treatments. Although the observation may suggest a trend for a very.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1348-1349
Number of pages2
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number21
StatePublished - Nov 18 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


Dive into the research topics of 'Synthetic Amino Acid Formula and Nitrogen Use'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this