Thursday, March 27, 2008

Short-Term Honey Consumption Aids Calcium Absorption

Acute and Chronic Effects of Honey and Its Carbohydrate Constituents on Calcium Absorption in Rats
J. Agric. Food Chem, March 25, 2008

Abstract: The effects of honey and its carbohydrate constituents (glucose, fructose, and raffinose) on calcium absorption in rats were investigated in acute and chronic feeding studies…

These results indicate that although a positive dose–response effect of honey and its carbohydrate constituents on calcium absorption was observed in the acute study, this effect disappeared upon long-term feeding in rats, implying adaptation had occurred.

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