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(13)C natural abundance in the British diet: implications for (13)C breath tests.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10920349     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Surprisingly little information is available on the natural abundance of the minor isotope of carbon, (13)C, in common foodstuffs in the British diet. This study therefore aimed to examine the (13)C natural abundance of foodstuffs from a small cross-section of the British diet. The isotopic abundance, delta per mil, was calculated by measurement of the isotope ratio (13)C:(12)C by isotope ratio mass spectrometry. Results from this study were also compared with results from a North American study to highlight the difference in isotopic abundance between Northern European foodstuffs and North American foodstuffs. Such data should prove useful to those planning tracer studies using the stable isotope (13)C where enrichment is measured against a large and variable natural abundance in the body. Minimisation of this basal variation, for example in breath CO(2), can be achieved by controlling dietary intake of foods naturally abundant in (13)C.
D J Morrison; B Dodson; C Slater; T Preston
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Rapid communications in mass spectrometry : RCM     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0951-4198     ISO Abbreviation:  Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom.     Publication Date:  2000  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-08-29     Completed Date:  2000-08-29     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8802365     Medline TA:  Rapid Commun Mass Spectrom     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1321-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2000 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
School of Science and Technology, Bell College of Technology, Hamilton ML3 OJB, Scotland, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Breath Tests*
Carbon Isotopes
Food Analysis
Great Britain
Mass Spectrometry
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Carbon Isotopes

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