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Nutrient-Nutrient Interactions Absorbed Zinc and Exchangeable Zinc Pool Size Are Greater in Pakistani Infants Receiving Traditional Complementary Foods with Zinc-Fortified Micronutrient Powder 1 , 2

  title={Nutrient-Nutrient Interactions Absorbed Zinc and Exchangeable Zinc Pool Size Are Greater in Pakistani Infants Receiving Traditional Complementary Foods with Zinc-Fortified Micronutrient Powder 1 , 2},
  author={Shabina Ariff and Nancy F Krebs and Sajid Bashir Soofi and Jamie L Westcott and Zaid Bhatti and Farhana Tabassum and Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta},
Adequacy of zinc intake from breast milk alone becomesmarginal in relation to infant requirements by around 6 mo of age. Simple and cost-effective strategies are needed at the population level to ensure adequate intakes of zinc in infants and toddlers in populations at risk of zinc deficiency. We determined the amount of absorbed zinc (AZ) from a micronutrient powder (MNP) without and with 10 mg of zinc (MNP+Zn) added to local complementary foods used in Pakistan and the impact on the… Expand

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