The effect of dietary calcium intake in weanling rats on the efficiency of calcium absorption

S J Fairweather-Tait, A Johnson, A J Wright

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Rats were weaned onto high (HCa, 14.6 g/kg)- or low (LCa, 3.88 g/kg)-Ca diets for 12 d and the efficiency of absorption of Ca measured from 20 mg Ca (as CaCl2, labelled with 47Ca) by means of whole-body counting. The LCa group absorbed 74% of the test dose and the HCa group 60% of the test dose (P
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)527-32
Number of pages6
JournalBritish Journal of Nutrition
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1993


  • Animals
  • Calcium
  • Calcium, Dietary
  • Diet
  • Female
  • Femur
  • Intestinal Absorption
  • Rats
  • Rats, Wistar
  • Spectrum Analysis
  • Weaning

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