Dietary boron modifies the effects of vitamin D3 nutrition on indices of energy substrate utilization and mineral metabolism in the chick.

@article{Hunt1994DietaryBM,
  title={Dietary boron modifies the effects of vitamin D3 nutrition on indices of energy substrate utilization and mineral metabolism in the chick.},
  author={Curtiss D. Hunt and Johanna Herbel and Joseph P Idso},
  journal={Journal of bone and mineral research : the official journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research},
  year={1994},
  volume={9 2},
  pages={171-82}
}
An experiment was designed to test part of the hypothesis that physiologic amounts of dietary boron enhance utilization of or, alternatively, compensate for, inadequate concentrations of active vitamin D metabolites to normalize energy substrate utilization and mineral metabolism. Day-old cockerel chicks were fed a ground corn, high-protein casein, corn oil-based diet (< or = 0.18 mg B/kg) supplemented with physiologic amounts of boron (as orthoboric acid) at 0 (non-PSB) or 1.4 (PSB) mg/kg and… CONTINUE READING