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Interactions between Zinc and Vitamin a Metabolism in Rats and Swine

  • Manfred Kirchgessner
  • Franz X. Roth
  • Hans-Peter Roth

Abstract

Metabolic interactions between zinc and vitamin A have been postulated for human and animal nutrition (Smith, 1982). In particular, it has been demonstrated that zinc deficiency has a strong adverse effect on the vitamin A status. Conversely, to what degree vitamin A supplements affect the zinc supply status when inadequate zinc is provided has hardly been studied. In the work presented here, we examined such interactions between zinc and vitamin A metabolism in 4 experiments with rats and swine.

Keywords

Zinc Deficiency Serum Vitamin Serum Zinc Serum Zinc Concentration Strong Adverse Effect 
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References

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Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Manfred Kirchgessner
    • 1
  • Franz X. Roth
    • 1
  • Hans-Peter Roth
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für ErnährungsphysiologieTechnische Universität MünchenFreising-WeihenstephanGermany

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