Adaptation of rats to selenium intake.

  title={Adaptation of rats to selenium intake.},
  author={Werner G. Jaff{\'e} and M C Mondrag{\'o}n},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  volume={97 4},
Changes of líver selenium after intake of organic selenium at different levels and for various lengths of time were studied in 236 young rats. In litters born to mothers fed a diet containing 4.5 ppm selenium (in seleniferous sesame press cake) and kept on this diet after weaning, the liver levels decreased steadily; these levels increased in stock rats fed the same diet. The graphical presentation of these changes resulted in two straight lines, crossing each other. When the selenium diet was… CONTINUE READING