Enhancement of vitamin D3 effect on bone metabolism in weanling rats orally administered zinc sulphate.


The interaction of vitamin D3 and zinc on bone metabolism was investigated in the femur of weanling rats. Oral administration of vitamin D3 (1.0 micrograms/100 g body weight) did not cause any increase in the zinc accumulation in the femoral tissue following treatment with zinc sulphate (1.0 mg Zn/100 g). Administration of vitamin D3 or zinc produced… (More)


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