Human whole-body copper metabolism.

  title={Human whole-body copper metabolism.},
  author={Judith R. Turnlund},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  volume={67 5 Suppl},
Whole-body copper metabolism is difficult to study in human subjects. However, the use of isotopic tracers and kinetics modeling has added a dimension beyond what can be learned in humans by direct measurement. Mechanisms regulating total body copper seem to be strong, given the relatively small and constant body pool, but they are not yet well understood. The efficiency of copper absorption varies greatly, depending on dietary intake. Changes in efficiency of absorption help to regulate the… CONTINUE READING

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