The Interactions among Fe, Zn and Cu Affecting Liver Cu and Femur Zn Concentrations in the Rat
Numerous studies have indicated that interactions can occur between each pair of the three transition elements, Fe, Zn and Cu (1). We have shown that a significant 3-way interaction does occur among these three elements which affected hemoglobin levels in the rat (2). The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of varying dietary concentrations of Fe, Zn and Cu on femur Zn and liver Cu concentrations in the growing rat.
KeywordsDietary Iron Dietary Zinc Copper Metabolism Dietary Concentration Dietary Copper
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