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Concentration of eight trace minerals in milk and sera of mother-infant pairs in northern Nigeria.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10893917     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Breastmilk from 15 healthy lactating women (21-31 years of age) from the hot, semi-arid sahel of Africa were analysed for copper, iron, zinc, magnesium, manganese, sodium, potassium, and phosphorus. Relative to published data from other populations worldwide, the milk of the Jos women appeared to contain adequate levels of magnesium, manganese, sodium, potassium, phosphorus and iron, but relatively low concentrations of zinc (1.07 micrograms/ml) and copper (170 micrograms/l). The sera of the exclusively breastfed infants nursed by these mothers contained levels of all these minerals that are within the international reference range of values. No statistically significant correlation was observed between the level of a particular mineral in the mothers' milk and the sera of their nursing infants.
S N Okolo; C Onwuanaku; M Okonji; D J VanderJagt; M Millson; C Churchwell; R H Glew
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of tropical pediatrics     Volume:  46     ISSN:  0142-6338     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Trop. Pediatr.     Publication Date:  2000 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-08-21     Completed Date:  2000-08-21     Revised Date:  2006-03-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8010948     Medline TA:  J Trop Pediatr     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  160-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Paediatrics, Jos University Teaching Hospital, Nigeria.
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MeSH Terms
Breast Feeding
Metals / blood
Milk, Human / chemistry*
Phosphorus / blood
Trace Elements / blood*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Metals; 0/Trace Elements; 7723-14-0/Phosphorus

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