Zinc nutritional status during pregnancy: a longitudinal study.

  title={Zinc nutritional status during pregnancy: a longitudinal study.},
  author={K Michael Hambidge and Nancy F. Krebs and Margaret A Jacobs and Alain Favier and L Guyette and David N. Ikle},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  volume={37 3},
Dietary zinc (Zn) intake and selected biochemical indices of Zn status were studied longitudinally at monthly intervals in 46 pregnant middle-income women, 10 of whom received a daily supplement of 15 mg Zn. Mean dietary Zn intake for the nonsupplemented subjects (group A) was 11.3 +/- 4.1 mg/day (56% of the Recommended Dietary Allowances), and for the Zn-supplemented subjects (group B) was 21.7 mg/day (109% of the Recommended Dietary Allowance), including an average intake of 11.1 mg/day as… CONTINUE READING


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