Difructose anhydride III promotes iron absorption in the rat large intestine.

@article{Hara2010DifructoseAI,
  title={Difructose anhydride III promotes iron absorption in the rat large intestine.},
  author={Hiroshi Hara and Satoshi Onoshima and Chie Nakagawa},
  journal={Nutrition},
  year={2010},
  volume={26 1},
  pages={120-7}
}
OBJECTIVES We examined the intestinal segment responsible for and the mechanisms involved in the non-digestible disaccharide difructose anhydride III (DFAIII)-mediated enhancement of iron absorption. METHODS Net iron and calcium absorption (percentage) were observed in male Sprague-Dawley rats fed an AIN93G-based diet with or without DFAIII (30 g/kg of diet) for 2 wk after cecectomy or laparotomy (experiment 1). The absorption rates of calcium and iron from ligated jejunal loops (experiment 2… CONTINUE READING