The effect of riboflavin deficiency in rats on the absorption and distribution of iron.

@article{Powers1988TheEO,
  title={The effect of riboflavin deficiency in rats on the absorption and distribution of iron.},
  author={Hilary Jane Powers and Anthony J A Wright and Susan J Fairweather-Tait},
  journal={The British journal of nutrition},
  year={1988},
  volume={59 3},
  pages={381-7}
}
1. Riboflavin may play a part in the transport of iron across the gastrointestinal mucosa. Fe absorption was measured in the rat by monitoring whole-body retention of a dose of 59Fe using a small-animal gamma-counter. 2. Female Norwegian Hooded rats were fed on a diet deficient in riboflavin (B2-) from 5 weeks of age. Control animals, fed on a complete diet (B2+), were weight-matched to rats fed on the B2- diet. After 7 weeks all rats were fed on a test meal extrinsically labelled with 59Fe and… CONTINUE READING

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