Cod-liver oil as both source and antagonist of vitamin E.

  title={Cod-liver oil as both source and antagonist of vitamin E.},
  author={T. Moore and I. Sharman and R. Ward},
  journal={The British journal of nutrition},
  volume={13 1},
  • T. Moore, I. Sharman, R. Ward
  • Published 1959
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • The British journal of nutrition
  • Knowledge that cod-liver oil can be toxic when given in excess to various animals dates back to observations by Agduhr (1926). Since about the same time the oil has been known to be deficient in vitamin E, at least as judged by its ability to promote reproduction in rats. Thus although Nelson, Ohrbeck, Jones & Taylor (1928) concluded that the oil contained enough vitamin E to allow reproduction, most other workers (Mattill, 1922; Evans & Bishop, 1923; Hogan & Harshaw, 1926; Sure, 1927) found… CONTINUE READING
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