This study of fat metabolism presents observations on children whose diet contained a large proportion of solid food. It gives the findings as to fat percentage and distribution in the stools of a number of children receivng a mixed diet and the fat retention of these children.
The material examined consisted of 134 collections of the feces of sixty-two children from one to ten years of age. Most of the children were between eighteen months and five years of age. The stools were dried and analyzed according to a procedure we have already described.1 Only four specimens (Nos. 235, 236, 332, 333) were analyzed by the modified Soxhlet method. The remainder were analyzed according to the modification of the Roese Gottlieb method published by us. The values for fat intake in this paper, although carefully estimated, were not usually obtained by analysis and therefore must be considered as being