The importance of zinc in human nutrition and estimation of the global prevalence of zinc defi ciency

@inproceedings{Brown2003TheIO,
  title={The importance of zinc in human nutrition and estimation of the global prevalence of zinc defi ciency},
  author={Kenneth H. Brown and Sara E. Wuehler and Jan M. Peerson},
  year={2003}
}
This paper summarizes recent research on the importance of zinc for human health, and reviews available methods of evaluating zinc status in individuals and populations. The lack of generally accepted biomarkers of zinc status has impeded estimation of the global prevalence of zinc deficiency. Although measurement of zinc consumption and/or plasma zinc concentration can be used to assess population zinc status, few countries have collected adequate data to permit estimation of the prevalence of… CONTINUE READING
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