Effect of Protein Starvation and Refeeding Protein on the Vitamin A Status in the Albino Rats


Affiliations

  • Punjab Agricultural University, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Ludhiana, India
  • Punjab Agricultural University, Regional Fruit Research Station, India
  • Haryana Agricultural University, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Hissar, India

Abstract

A number of contradictory reports have appeared on the effect of protein quality on storage of vitamin A in the liver. The data of Esh et al showed significantly lower liver stores of vitamin A in rats, maintained for long periods on rice, wheat and pulse diets in comparison with those fed casein.

Subject Discipline

Alternative Medicine

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