Zinc Absorption, Distribution, Excretion, and Retention by Healthy Preterm Infants

@article{Wastney1999ZincAD,
  title={Zinc Absorption, Distribution, Excretion, and Retention by Healthy Preterm Infants},
  author={Meryl E Wastney and Pamela A Angelus and Ramon M. Barnes and Kolinjavadi N Siva Subramanian},
  journal={Pediatric Research},
  year={1999},
  volume={45},
  pages={191-196}
}
Zinc (Zn) is an essential nutrient for growth, but little is known about Zn absorption, distribution, excretion, and retention in preterm infants. Nine infants with gestational age 32 ± 1 wk (mean ± SE), birth weight 1.44 ± 0.08 kg, postnatal age 14 ± 3 d, on Zn intake of 23 ± 3 µmol/kg per d via enteral feeding of preterm formula were studied. A stable Zn isotope (70Zn) was administered orally or i.v., and plasma, red blood cells, urine, and feces were sampled for up to 30 d. Samples were… CONTINUE READING