The ability of a basal ration to alleviate biological changes in rats resulting from previous consumption of high zinc diets

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Alice Smith Scott (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Aden C. Magee

Abstract: The ability of a basal ration to alleviate the adverse effects of a high level, of dietary zinc on growth, hemoglobin, liver mineral constituents, and bone mineralization in young male rats was studied. Zinc toxicity resulted in a marked decrease in growth and hemoglobin levels. Significant decreases in liver copper and iron deposition associated with zinc toxicity did not occur until the second week. A marked increase in liver zinc was produced by the 0.75% level of zinc. Bone calcium was significantly decreased from the beginning while the decrease in bone phosphorus did not occur until the fourth week. A highly significant increase in bone magnesium and bone zinc occurred.

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Language: English
Date: 1965

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