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zinc improves vitamin A levels in rats...

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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/energycitations/produc...osti_id=5213007

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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/energycitations/produc...osti_id=5213007


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