Effect of lactose on nitrogen metabolism and phenol excretion in infants

Donald A. Cornely, Lewis A. Barness, Paul György

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Phenolic excretion was measured in five infants fed variations of common infant formulas. The main difference in the formulas was in substitution of Dextri-Maltose for part of the lactose in one feeding mixture. The nitrogen content was the same in type and quantity. Nitrogen retention was greater in the infants fed the lactose-containing formula. The infants tended to excrete more phenols during feeding of the formula containing Dextri-Maltose than during feeding periods on the formula containing lactose as the sole carbohydrate. Excretion of phenolic acids was much greater in the infants fed the formula containing Dextri-Maltose. The nature and significance of these phenolic acids are unknown. The range of normal phenolic acid excretion for infants is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)40-45
Number of pages6
JournalThe Journal of pediatrics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 1957

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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