Dietary silicon intake and absorption.

  title={Dietary silicon intake and absorption.},
  author={Ravin Jugdaohsingh and Simon H C Anderson and Katherine L Tucker and Hazel Elliott and Douglas P Kiel and R. P. Thompson and Jonathan J. S. Powell},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  volume={75 5},
BACKGROUND Increasing evidence suggests that silicon is important in bone formation. The main source of silicon for humans is the diet, but the bioavailability of silicon from solid foods is not well understood. OBJECTIVE We estimated the dietary intake of silicon by adults, separately for men and women and for different age groups. Foods that were major contributors to silicon intake were identified. We then estimated the gastrointestinal uptake of silicon from major food sources and studied… CONTINUE READING
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