Growth rate of human fingernails and toenails in healthy American young adults.

@article{Yaemsiri2010GrowthRO,
  title={Growth rate of human fingernails and toenails in healthy American young adults.},
  author={Sirin Yaemsiri and Ningqi Hou and Meghan M Slining and Kangkang He},
  journal={Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology : JEADV},
  year={2010},
  volume={24 4},
  pages={420-3}
}
BACKGROUND Human nail clippings are increasingly used in epidemiological studies as biomarkers for assessing diet and environmental exposure to trace elements or other chemical compounds. However, little is known about the growth rate of human nails. OBJECTIVE To estimate the average growth rate of fingernails and toenails and examine factors that may influence nail growth rate. METHODS Twenty-two healthy American young adults marked their nails close to the proximal nail fold with a… CONTINUE READING
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