Effect of different levels of pulse proteins (Bengal gram and lentil) on calcium and phosphorus balance and calcium and phosphorus contents of different tissues and serum
Khan, A.; Chakrabarti, C.H.
Indian Journal of Nutrition and Dietetics 15(11): 371-376
The effect of different levels of pulse proteins was investigated on phosphorus and calcium metabolism. The rats fed 18 per cent casein (control diet) showed high calcium balance than the rats fed 18 per cent and 12 per cent pulse protein. There was no significant change in phosphorus balance in rats fed 18 per cent casein diet when compared with the rats fed 18 per cent and 12 per cent pulse protein diet. The calcium content of serum in the rats fed 12 per cent and 18 per cent pulse protein diet have also been found significantly lowered than in the rats fed 18 per cent casein (control diet). The decrease in contents of calcium serum, calcium balance and percentage of calcium retention in the rats fed 18 per cent and 12 per cent protein diet than the 18 per cent casein diet (control diet) has been attributed to insufficient supply of essential amino acids like tryptophan, lysine, methionine and threonine.