Zinc Nutrition in Developing Countries

  title={Zinc Nutrition in Developing Countries},
  author={Rosalind S Gibson},
  journal={Nutrition Research Reviews},
  pages={151 - 173}
  • R. Gibson
  • Published 1 January 1994
  • Medicine
  • Nutrition Research Reviews
Recently the United Nations has urged that priority should be given to developing programmless industrialized countries to prevent deficiencies of iodine, vitamin A, and Fe (United Nations, 1991). Nutritional Fe deficiency is associated with plant based diets which contain high levels of dietary fibre and phytate, components known to inhibit nonhaem Fe absorption, and low levels of flesh foods, rich sources of readily available haem iron (Monsen, 1988). Such plant based diets will also induce… 

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  • Medicine
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