Low dose Cesium-137 exposure results in depletion of vitamins A and E in the rat liver. - GreenMedInfo Summary
[Effect of low doses of radiation on vitamin A and E levels in rat liver].
Ukr Biokhim Zh. 1999 Mar-Apr;71(2):38-42. PMID: 10609300
A.V. Palladin Institute of Biochemistry NAS of Ukraine, Kyiv.
It has been established that under intake of small doses of 137Cs by rat for 9 months the radioactivity of whole rat body was increased in irregular manner. Under this condition the level of fat-soluble vitamins A and E is decreased and the decrease is well correlated with a level of radionuclide accumulation by rat's body. The possible causes of decrease of the vitamins A and E level under intake of small doses of radionuclide are discussed.