Iron status in rats fed a purified diet without vitamin A

  title={Iron status in rats fed a purified diet without vitamin A},
  author={Anton Christian Beynen and Klaas Sijtsma and Gerrit J. van den Berg and Arnoldina G. Lemmens and Clive E. West},
  journal={Biological Trace Element Research},
The effect of vitamin A deficiency on iron status was investigated in rats. After 28 d of feeding either low or high vitamin A diets (0 vs 4000 IU of vitamin A per kg feed), the final body weight was slightly but significantly lowered by the low vitamin A diet. Plasma retinol concentrations were decreased in rats fed diets low in vitamin A. Marginal vitamin A deficiency produced slightly, but significantly lower blood hemoglobin concentrations; it did not clearly affect hematocrit. The… CONTINUE READING

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