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Effect of vitamin C and carotene on the absorption of calcium from the intestine


The effect of vitamin C or carotene either in the authentic form or naturally occurring as in orange, parsley and pepper juices on calcium absorption was studied. Results obtained revealed that ascorbic acid, orange and pepper juices enhanced intestinal calcium absorption. Carotene and parsley proved to be without effect.


Die Wirkung von Vitamin C und Carotin in Orangen-, Petersilien- und Pfeffersäften auf die Calciumabsorption im Darm wurde untersucht. Die Untersuchungsergebnisse zeigen, daß Ascorbinsäure, Orangen- und Pfeffersaft die Calciumresorption im Darm steigern. Carotin und Petersilie scheinen keine Wirkung zu haben.

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Morcos, S.R., El-Shobaki, F.A., El-Hawary, Z. et al. Effect of vitamin C and carotene on the absorption of calcium from the intestine. Z Ernährungswiss 15, 387–390 (1976).

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