Reproductive defects are corrected in vitamin d-deficient female rats fed a high calcium, phosphorus and lactose diet.

@article{Johnson2002ReproductiveDA,
  title={Reproductive defects are corrected in vitamin d-deficient female rats fed a high calcium, phosphorus and lactose diet.},
  author={Laura E. Johnson and Hector F DeLuca},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  year={2002},
  volume={132 8},
  pages={2270-3}
}
Vitamin D-deficient female rats are capable of reproduction; however, vitamin D deficiency reduces their overall reproductive capacity. It was previously suggested that the reduction in reproductive performance is a direct result of a lack of vitamin D rather than an effect of the hypocalcemia or hypophosphatemia that can be associated with vitamin D deficiency. In the present study, rats were fed one of three diets: 1) 0.47% Ca(+2) and 0.3% phosphorus (P(i)) with vitamin D; 2) 0.47% Ca(+2) and… CONTINUE READING

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