Adaptation in human zinc absorption as influenced by dietary zinc and bioavailability.

@article{Hunt2008AdaptationIH,
  title={Adaptation in human zinc absorption as influenced by dietary zinc and bioavailability.},
  author={Janet R. Hunt and Jeannemarie M. Beiseigel and LuAnn K Johnson},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2008},
  volume={87 5},
  pages={1336-45}
}
BACKGROUND An understanding of the relations among dietary zinc intake, bioavailability, and absorption is necessary for making dietary intake recommendations. OBJECTIVES We aimed to assess adaptation in human zinc absorption to controlled differences in zinc and phytate intakes and to apply the results to predictive models. DESIGN In 3 experiments, radiotracers were used to assess zinc absorption by healthy adults (n = 109) from controlled diets, before and after 4 or 8 wk of dietary… CONTINUE READING