Behavioral data and methodology issues in studies of zinc nutrition in humans.

@article{Penland2000BehavioralDA,
  title={Behavioral data and methodology issues in studies of zinc nutrition in humans.},
  author={James G. Penland},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  year={2000},
  volume={130 2S Suppl},
  pages={361S-364S}
}
Despite the widespread incidence of childhood zinc (Zn) deficiency and strong evidence that Zn deprivation during periods of rapid growth affect brain development and behavior in animals, there is little research on the behavioral effects of Zn deficiency in children or adults. A brief review of previous human studies is followed by more detailed discussion of recent studies of Chinese and Mexican-American children, which showed beneficial effects of Zn repletion on neuropsychologic function… CONTINUE READING

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