Protein-energy malnutrition increases teratogenicity of hypervitaminosis A in rats.

The present study was designed to investigate the embryo-fetotoxicity of vitamin A in protein-energy malnourished animals. Retinyl palmitate (66, 99 and 132 mg/kg) suspended in corn oil was given by gavage to well-nourished and malnourished rats from gestational days 8 to 10 and cesarean sections were performed on day 20. All fetuses were weighed and… CONTINUE READING