Michelle Karra

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An increasing trend towards breast-feeding infants beyond 6 mo of age has been observed in this country. The present study was designed to examine the effect of extended lactation on the concentrations of vitamins B6 and C, free and total folacin, calcium, zinc, and magnesium. Forty mothers were studied from 7 months of lactation until they stopped(More)
Effects of stage of lactation, nutrient intake, and cultural differences on the composition of human milk were examined during the first 6 mo of lactation in American and Egyptian women. In both population groups zinc levels in milk decreased from 1 to 6 months of lactation. American women supplemented with Zn had higher levels of Zn in their milk than did(More)
Longitudinal changes in nutrient levels of human milk have been observed with the progression of lactation, but less is known about changes at different feedings during a 24-h period. In this study, calcium, magnesium, and zinc levels were examined in milk obtained from 49 women at every breast feeding during one 24-h period each month for the first 6(More)
Phytic acid is a major determinant of zinc bioavailability. Little is known about phytic acid intakes or indices of zinc bioavailability in type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM), a condition that predisposes to zinc deficiency. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to measure and explore the relationships among phytic acid intake, zinc bioavailability, and(More)
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