The effects of vitamin E on zinc deficiency teratogenesis in rats.

@article{Hurley1983TheEO,
  title={The effects of vitamin E on zinc deficiency teratogenesis in rats.},
  author={Lucille S. Hurley and D D Dungan and Carl L. Keen and B O L{\"o}nnerdal},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  year={1983},
  volume={113 9},
  pages={1875-7}
}
It has been suggested that zinc deficiency may interfere with fatty acid metabolism, possibly by increasing the rate of lipid peroxidation. The hypothesis was investigated that the teratogenicity of zinc deficiency might be alleviated by vitamin E supplementation. Sprague-Dawley rats were fed during pregnancy a complete purified diet containing either 100 micrograms zinc/gram diet (control) or less than 0.4 microgram zinc/gram diet (deficient). Half of the animals in each diet group received… CONTINUE READING