Evidence is presented which demonstrates that excess faecal amino acids in cystic fibrosis are derived from unabsorbed dietary protein. Changes in the absorption of fat and nitrogen have little effect on the amino-acid patterns.
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↵1 A preliminary account of this work was presented at the 5th International Cystic Fibrosis Conference, Cambridge in September 1969. Please address reprint requests to J. W. T. Seakins, Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, London WC1W 1EH.
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