Title

Protective effect of tannic acid in mice receiving dietary lead

Abstract

Mice fed a diet containing both tannic acid and lead acetate showed increased weight gain and greater fecundity when compared with those on a diet containing lead acetate alone. The most significant improvement was provided by adding 2% tannic acid (wt/wt) to ground food containing 3% lead acetate. The affinity of tannic acid for heavy metals is suggested as a reason for this protective effect.

Document Type

Article

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01922331

Publication Date

9-1-1977

Journal Title

Experientia

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