• Publications
  • Influence
Chromium in human nutrition: a review.
  • W. Mertz
  • Medicine
  • The Journal of nutrition
  • 1 April 1993
This review summarizes the results of 15 controlled studies supplementing defined Cr(III) compounds to subjects with impaired glucose tolerance. Three of these (3-4 mumol Cr/d for > 2 mo) produced noExpand
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Estimation of available dietary iron.
Dietary iron requirements are dependent on the amount and availability of food iron ingested. On the basis of recent studies of food iron absorption employing extrinsic tag techniques, theExpand
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Number of days of food intake records required to estimate individual and group nutrient intakes with defined confidence.
The number of days of food intake data needed to estimate the intake of 29 male (n = 13) and female (n = 16) adult subjects, individually and as a group, was determined for food energy and 18Expand
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The essential trace elements.
  • W. Mertz
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Science
  • 18 September 1981
Essential trace elements are required by man in amounts ranging from 50 micrograms to 18 milligrams per day. Acting as catalytic or structural components of larger molecules, they have specificExpand
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Chromium occurrence and function in biological systems.
  • W. Mertz
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Physiological reviews
  • 1 April 1969
An extensive review of the biogeochemistry of chromium is presented. Topics dealt with in detail include: the chemistry of chromium, its occurrence in nature, chromium's interactions with proteins,Expand
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Sodium and potassium intake and balance in adults consuming self-selected diets.
Twenty eight adults, 12 men and 16 women, participated in a 1-yr study designed to assess daily nutrient intake accurately. All subjects lived at home, consumed self-chosen diets, and maintained aExpand
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Indices of copper status in humans consuming a typical American diet containing either fructose or starch.
Twenty-four male subjects originally participated in a study to determine the effects of feeding diets comparatively low in copper (1.03 mg/day/2850 kcal) and containing either 20% fructose or starchExpand
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Biological activity and fate of trace quantities of intravenous chromium (III) in the rat
Complexes of trivalent chromium were injected intravenously into rats raised on a low-chromium diet. Two hours after the injection of submicrogram amounts, impaired glucose removal rates were incre...
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A balanced approach to nutrition for health: the need for biologically essential minerals and vitamins.
  • W. Mertz
  • Medicine
  • Journal of the American Dietetic Association
  • 1 November 1994
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