Zinc absorption in Guatemalan schoolchildren fed normal or low-phytate maize.

@article{Mazariegos2006ZincAI,
  title={Zinc absorption in Guatemalan schoolchildren fed normal or low-phytate maize.},
  author={Manolo Mazariegos and K Michael Hambidge and Nancy F. Krebs and Jamie E. Westcott and Sian Lei and Gary K. Grunwald and Raquel Campos and Brenda Barahona and Victor Raboy and Noel W. Solomons},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2006},
  volume={83 1},
  pages={59-64}
}
BACKGROUND Poor bioavailability of zinc from high-phytate diets is an important contributory factor to zinc deficiency in low-income populations. OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to determine the effect of low-phytate maize consumption on zinc absorption. DESIGN The participants were apparently healthy children from the Central Highlands of Guatemala. Sixty children (20 per group) were randomly assigned to be fed only the low-phytate maize or 1 of 2 control maizes, the isohybrid… CONTINUE READING

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