Behavioral effects of iron deficiency in the adult rat

  title={Behavioral effects of iron deficiency in the adult rat},
  author={A. Maxwell Williamson and Kim. T. Ng},
  journal={Physiology & Behavior},
Abstract Adult hooded rats were placed on an iron deficient diet for 2 (Stage 1), 8 (Stage 2) or 12 (Stage 3) weeks. Iron levels were monitored by a number of indices, including hemoglobin concentration, serum iron level, transferrin saturation, total and latent iron binding capacity and brain and liver nonheme iron level. All three dietary conditions yielded depressed hemoglobin levels. The most significant observation was a marked reduction in liver and brain iron levels for Stage 1 animals… CONTINUE READING

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