Zinc Nutritional Status of Preschool Children in Riyadh City

@inproceedings{Alshatwi2006ZincNS,
  title={Zinc Nutritional Status of Preschool Children in Riyadh City},
  author={Ali Abdullah Alshatwi and Saudi Arabia},
  year={2006}
}
Zinc (Zn) status of 178 children was evaluated using biochemical and dietary measure. Dietary zinc intake ranged between 2.15 and 10.7 mg/day at age 2-3 years, and 1.21 and 15.6 mg/day at age 4-6 y with an overall sample mean of 5.6 and 5.8 mg/day, respectively. Dietary zinc intake assessment showed that 22 % of the studied sample consumed less than the dietary reference intake at age 2-3 y, and 40 % at age 4-6 y. Plasma zinc ranged between 6.7 and 18.7 μmol/L with an overall sample mean of 12… CONTINUE READING

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