Bioavailability of copper.

  title={Bioavailability of copper.},
  author={Bo L{\"o}nnerdal},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  volume={63 5},
  • Bo Lönnerdal
  • Published 1996 in The American journal of clinical nutrition
Copper intakes of infants and adults are often much lower than current recommendations. Copper status, however, appears adequate in most populations. This suggests that copper requirements may be lower than believed earlier, except those for premature infants, who have high requirements as a result of low prenatal stores. Infants, in general, constitute a risk group because milk is low in copper. Bioavailability of copper from human milk is high, whereas it is lower from cow milk and infant… CONTINUE READING

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