Low Levels of Zinc in Hair, Anorexia, Poor Growth, and Hypogeusia in Children

@article{Hambidge1972LowLO,
  title={Low Levels of Zinc in Hair, Anorexia, Poor Growth, and Hypogeusia in Children},
  author={K Michael Hambidge and Carolyn Hambidge and Margaret A Jacobs and Joseph D. Baum},
  journal={Pediatric Research},
  year={1972},
  volume={6},
  pages={868-874}
}
Extract: Concentrations of zinc in hair were determined for 338 apparently normal subjects living in Denver with ages ranging from 0–40 years. Mean concentrations of zinc in hair were: neonates (25) 174 ± 8 (1 sem); 3 months-4 years (93) 88 ± 5; 4–17 years (132) 153 ± 5, and 17–40 years (88) 180 ±4. Ten children more than 4 years of age had levels of zinc in hair of less than 70 ppm. Seven of these ten children had a history of poor appetite and eight had heights on or below the 10th percentile… CONTINUE READING
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