Toxic and essential trace elements in human milk from Greek lactating women: association with dietary habits and other factors.

@article{Leotsinidis2005ToxicAE,
  title={Toxic and essential trace elements in human milk from Greek lactating women: association with dietary habits and other factors.},
  author={Michalis Leotsinidis and Athanasios Alexopoulos and Evangelia Kostopoulou-Farri},
  journal={Chemosphere},
  year={2005},
  volume={61 2},
  pages={238-47}
}
The aim of this study was to determine the concentration of some essential and toxic metals in the colostrum and transitory human milk in conjunction with various factors that may influence their concentrations i.e. diet, supplementation, place of residence, smoking, as well as socioeconomic and somatometric characteristics. Zinc, iron, copper, manganese, cadmium and lead were measured by AAS in 180 colostrum samples from healthy lactating women collected on third day postpartum. A second milk… CONTINUE READING
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