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Protein and Energy Requirements-A Reply to Rand and Scrimshaw

Protein and Energy Requirements A Reply to Rand and Scrimshaw P V Sukhatme IN an article entitled 'Protein and Energy Requirements', Rand and Scrimshaw (1984) have raised several questions concerning the hypothesis which I have put forward, jointly with my colleagues on the nature of human protein and energy requirements. The hypothesis is that requirement of an adult healthy individual, engaged in fixed tasks and maintaining body weight is self-reguiated over a wide, though limited tonge, determined by the interaction between individual (i e genotype) and environment. This hypothesis is contrary to the current theory according to which similar individuals have similar requirements but that the requirements of all individuals are fixed.

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