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Title: Vitamin D2 from irradiated mushrooms significantly increases femur bone mineral density in rats
Authors: Jasinghe, V.J.
Perera, C.O. 
Barlow, P.J. 
Issue Date: 1-Jun-2006
Citation: Jasinghe, V.J., Perera, C.O., Barlow, P.J. (2006-06-01). Vitamin D2 from irradiated mushrooms significantly increases femur bone mineral density in rats. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health - Part A: Current Issues 69 (21) : 1979-1985. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: A method has been optimized for the conversion of ergosterol in mushrooms to vitamin D2, and the vitamin D-enriched mushrooms have been tested for bioavailability of vitamin D2 using a rat model. Femur bone mineral density (BMD) of the experimental group of animals fed with vitamin D2 (1 μg/d) obtained from irradiated mushrooms was significantly increased. Femur BMD of two groups was significantly higher. Femur BMD of the experimental group was significantly elevated compared to initial femur BMD of the study group. Data indicate that vitamin D2 from ultraviolet (UV)-irradiated mushrooms was well absorbed and metabolized in animals. Copyright© Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
Source Title: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health - Part A: Current Issues
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/95513
ISSN: 15287394
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