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Title:
CHEMICAL AND RADIOCHEMICAL COMPOSITION OF THE RONGELAPESE DIET ( JOURNAL OF FOOD SCIENCES 1963, VOL 28, NO 2, PP221-8 )
Subject Terms:
DIET; COBALT 60; ZINC 65; STRONTIUM 90; CESIUM 137; BIBLIOGRAPHIES; MANGANESE 54; ACTIVITY LEVELS; DATA; CALCIUM; DIAGRAMS; PROCEDURES
Document Location:
Location - DOE/NNSA NUCLEAR TESTING ARCHIVE Address - P.O. Box 98521 City - Las Vegas State - NV Zip - 89193-8521 Phone - (702)794-5106 Fax - (702)862-4240 Email - NTA@NV.DOE.GOV
Document Type:
JOURNAL ARTICLE
Publication Date:
1963 Dec 31
Declassification Status:
Never classified
Document Pages:
0008
Accession Number:
NV0004837
OpenNet Entry Date:
1994 Aug 26
OpenNet Modified Date:
2003 Sep 18
Description/Abstract:
THE GROSS CHEMICAL COMPOSITION OF THE RONGELAPESE DIET INDICATES THAT IT IS LOW IN FAT, PROTEIN, AND ASH BUT FAIRLY HIGH IN CARBOHYDRATE. T HE VARIATION IN GROSS CHEMICAL COMPOSITION OF THE DIETS EXAMINED MAY B E ACCOUNTED FOR BY THE BROAD VARIABILITY OF THE DIFFERENT DIETS. THE HABITAT OF THE RONGELAPESE PROBABLY DOES NOT DEMAND A HIGH-ENERGY DIET , WHICH MAY PARTIALLY JUSTIFY THE LOWER FAT INTAKE. LEVELS OF CALCIUM AND PHOSPHORUS SEEM BELOW THE MINIMUM REQUIRED FOR MAINTENANCE OF A P ROPER CALCIUM-PHOSPHORUS BALANCE. THE DIET SEEMS ADEQUATE IN MAGNESIU M AND POTASSIUM BUT SLIGHTLY LOW IN SODIUM. THE NICKEL, COBALT, AN CO PPER CONTENTS SEEM HIGH IN THE RONGELAP RATIONS, MANGANESE CONTENT IS LOW, AND IRON AND ZINC COMPARE FAVORABLY WITH MINIMUM DAILY REQUIREMEN TS. HIGH LEVELS OF COBALT-60 AND ZINC-65 ARE ASSOCIATED WITH EACH OTH ER AND WITH RATIONS CONTAINING LOCAL FISH. THE HIGHER LEVELS OF STRON TIUM-90 AND CESIUM-137 ARE FOUND WHERE LOCAL FRUITS ARE CONSUMED. COC ONUT CONTRIBUTES LITTLE STRONTIUM-90, AND PANDANUS THE MOST. RATIONS WITH HIGHER ZINC-65 ALSO CONTAIN HIGHER LEVELS OF STABLE ZINC, INDICAT ING THAT LOCAL SEA FOODS MAY BE THE MAIN SOURCE OF ZINC IN THE DIET. CESIUM-137, STRONTUIM-90, AND COBALT-60 SHOW NO DEFINITE CORRELATION W ITH STABLE POTASSIUM, CALCIUM, AND COBALT, RESPECTIVELY. THERE IS PRO BABLY A NET ADDITION OF MINERALS TO RONGELAP SOILS FROM IMPORTED FOODS


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