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Dec. 4th, 2010

12:31 pm - Whole Health Source: Potatoes and Human Health, Part III

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Dr. Hindhede discovered that potato protein is high quality, providing all essential amino acids and high digestibility. Potato protein alone is sufficient to sustain an athletic man (although that doesn't make it optimal). A subsequent potato feeding study published in 1927 confirmed this finding (17). Two volunteers, a man and a woman, ate almost nothing but potatoes, lard and butter for 5.5 months. The man was an athlete but the woman was sedentary. Body weight and nitrogen balance (reflecting protein gain/loss from the body) remained constant throughout the experiment, indicating that their muscles were not atrophying at any appreciable rate, and they were probably not putting on fat.
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From:nasu_dengaku
Date:December 4th, 2010 10:16 pm (UTC)
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IIRC the Irish also ran a large sample size longitudinal study on this back in the 1600s.
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From:darius
Date:December 5th, 2010 08:54 am (UTC)
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Covered in the article.
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