Table 1

Total food consumption, body weight and Zn content in tissues of rats fed diets differing in Zn and Cu1,2

Diet Group

Test Diets

(mg/kg diet)

Total Food

Consumption (g)

Body Weight

week 5 (g)

Liver Zn

(μg/g dry weight)

Kidney Zn

(μg/g dry weight)

Mucosal Zn

(μg/g dry weight)


Zn

Cu


Zn-30

41.27 ± 0.52a

5.70 ± 0.04a

881.0 ± 20.8a

345.1 ± 6.2a

91.99 ± 1.99a

104.82 ± 1.80a

97.12 ± 2.14a

Zn-60

65.09 ± 3.42b

5.57 ± 0.14a

876.9 ± 28.6a

346.3 ± 7.3a

94.08 ± 1.20a

102.42 ± 1.36a

98.94 ± 1.31a

Zn-120

129.18 ± 0.71c

5.77 ± 0.08a

852.8 ± 26.6a

343.4 ± 6.4a

104.40 ± 1.91b

105.95 ± 1.05a

115.28 ± 2.80b

Zn-240

242.22 ± 0.80d

5.78 ± 0.03a

908.6 ± 28.7a

364.9 ± 9.0b

109.33 ± 2.25b

112.97 ± 2.19b

146.04 ± 6.77c

Cu-D

48.48 ± 2.54e

1.07 ± 0.02b

891.2 ± 28.3a

339.0 ± 8.5a

94.69 ± 1.53a

102.07 ± 0.77a

94.93 ± 1.38a


1 Values in a column without a common letter differ, P < 0.05.

2 Values are means ± SEM, n = 12/diet group.

Iskandar et al. Nutrition Journal 2005 4:35   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-4-35

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