Nutritional importance of animal source foods.

  title={Nutritional importance of animal source foods.},
  author={Suzanne P. Murphy and Lindsay Helen Allen},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  volume={133 11 Suppl 2},
Animal source foods can provide a variety of micronutrients that are difficult to obtain in adequate quantities from plant source foods alone. In the 1980s, the Nutrition Collaborative Research Support Program identified six micronutrients that were particularly low in the primarily vegetarian diets of schoolchildren in rural Egypt, Kenya and Mexico: vitamin A, vitamin B-12, riboflavin, calcium, iron and zinc. Negative health outcomes associated with inadequate intake of these nutrients include… CONTINUE READING
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