Effects of cyclic starvation-feeding and of splenectomy on the development of hemosiderosis in rat livers.

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The development of siderosis of liver and spleen was investigated in rats subjected alternately to periods of starvation and periods of feeding of diets rich in iron (0.71% or 1.23% Fe) or of control diets, during periods ranging up to 245 days. With 0.71% iron in the diet, cyclic starvation-feeding markedly enhanced the accumulation of iron in rat livers… (More)

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