Effect of riboflavin supplementation on zinc and iron absorption and growth performance in mice

@article{Agte1998EffectOR,
  title={Effect of riboflavin supplementation on zinc and iron absorption and growth performance in mice},
  author={Vaishali Vilas Agte and Kishor M Paknikar and Shashi Ajit Chiplonkar},
  journal={Biological Trace Element Research},
  year={1998},
  volume={65},
  pages={109-115}
}
Diets prevalent in vegetarian populations using rice and other whole grains as staples with little consumption of yellow vegetables are low in riboflavin. These diets have poor bioavailability of iron and zinc because metals are present as inorganic salts with low solubility. Riboflavin has the capacity to form complexes, and supplementation of riboflavin may result in increased absorption of zinc and iron, thus increasing the cellular transport. Therefore, riboflavin may have direct as well as… CONTINUE READING

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