Zinc Nutritional Status in Adolescents with Down Syndrome

@article{Marques2007ZincNS,
  title={Zinc Nutritional Status in Adolescents with Down Syndrome},
  author={Rayn{\'e}rio Costa Marques and Artem{\'i}zia Francisca de Sousa and Semiramis Jamil Hadad do Monte and Francisco Erasmo de Oliveira and Nadir do Nascimento Nogueira and Dilina do Nascimento Marreiro},
  journal={Biological Trace Element Research},
  year={2007},
  volume={120},
  pages={11-18}
}
Studies have evidenced that zinc metabolism is altered in presence of Down syndrome, and zinc seems to have a relationship with the metabolic alterations usually present in this syndrome. In this work, the Zn-related nutritional status of adolescents with Down syndrome was evaluated by means of biochemical parameters and diet. A case–control study was performed in a group of adolescents with Down syndrome (n = 30) and a control group (n = 32), of both sexes, aged 10 to 19 years. Diet evaluation… CONTINUE READING