Increased iron absorption in rat pregnancy has been studied. When an amount of iron equivalent to that expected in a newborn litter is injected into rats before mating, absorption during pregnancy is reduced to nonpregnant levels. Thus, the phase of increased absorption of iron in later pregnancy seems dependent on maternal iron demands generated by the fetus and the increasing red cell mass of the mother.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||The Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine|
|State||Published - May 1970|