Growth Effects of Vanadium in the Rat

@article{Schwarz1971GrowthEO,
  title={Growth Effects of Vanadium in the Rat},
  author={Klaus Schwarz and David Bayard Milne},
  journal={Science},
  year={1971},
  volume={174},
  pages={426 - 428}
}
Vanadium is necessary for growing rats raised inside trace elementcontrolled, all plastic isolators on a highly purified amino acid diet. Addifion of vanadium to the diet enhances growth by over 40 percent. A nearly optimum effect is obtained with 10 micrograms of vanadium per 100 grams of diet in (0.1 part per million), supplied in the form of sodium orthovanadate, as seen from series of tests with levels ranging from 1 to 5 micrograms per 100 grams of diet. Different vanadium compounds show… 
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