Manuel H Ruz

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Iron (Fe) and zinc (Zn) deficiencies constitute two of the most important nutritional and public health problems affecting developing countries. Combined supplementation or fortification with Zn and Fe are strategies that can be used to improve the Zn and Fe status of a population. However, there is concern about potential negative interactions between(More)
Iron (Fe), copper (Cu), and zinc (Zn) fulfill various essential biological functions and are vital for all living organisms. They play important roles in oxygen transport, cell growth and differentiation, neurotransmitter synthesis, myelination, and synaptic transmission. Because of their role in many critical functions, they are commonly used in food(More)
Interactions of micronutrients can affect absorption and bioavailability of other nutrients by a number of mechanisms. In aqueous solutions, and at higher uptake levels, competition between elements with similar chemical characteristics and uptake process can take place. The consequences of these interactions may depend on the relative concentrations of the(More)
This study was conducted to evaluate the effects of single and combined deficiencies of Se, Zn and I on thyroid function in rats. Rats were fed amino acid-based diets for 6 wk starting from weaning. The diets contained either low or adequate amounts of these minerals. In addition to the control and control pair-fed groups, seven experimental groups were(More)
During a controlled zinc depletion-repletion study, fifteen men aged 25.3 (SD 3.3) years were fed on a low-Zn diet with high phytate:Zn and phytate x calcium:Zn molar ratios for 7 weeks, followed by a 2 week repletion period when 30 mg supplemental Zn/d was given. Changes in plasma, urine, and hair Zn concentrations, taste acuity, and cellular immune(More)
Some selenium compounds offer important health benefits when administered at supranutritional doses, such as improvement of the immune system and of male fertility, and the prevention of some types of cancer. The traditional selenium indexes do not account for the metabolic status of this element among replete individuals. As a consequence, there is a need(More)
Measurement of deuterium oxide by infrared spectroscopy and isotope ratio mass spectrometry for quantifying daily milk intake in breastfed infants and maternal body fat Use of stable calcium isotopes (42 Ca & 44 Ca) in evaluation of calcium absorption in Beijing adolescents with low vitamin D status —W. Bulk and compound specific analysis of stool lipid(More)
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