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#1 flipside

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Posted 13 February 2005 - 04:24 AM

i just ran into this nugget of knowledge while navigating the net tonight and i thought i would post it. it was a study in rats showing that zinc deficiency will lower your conversion of beta carotene to vitamin A. for some reason i think this might already be common knowledge around here.

here's the link to the abstract:
http://www.osti.gov/...osti_id=5213007

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Posted 13 February 2005 - 12:10 PM

QUOTE(flipside @ Feb 13 2005, 03:24 AM)
i just ran into this nugget of knowledge while navigating the net tonight and i thought i would post it. it was a study in rats showing that zinc deficiency will lower your conversion of beta carotene to vitamin A.  for some reason i think this might already be common knowledge around here.

here's the link to the abstract:
http://www.osti.gov/...osti_id=5213007

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Yeah and I've also read that zinc helps convert Vitamin A into 13-cis retinoic acid. So many good reasons for zinc.....but not too much
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