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Selenium intake of infants and young children, healthy children and dietetically treated patients with phenylketonuria.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6519119     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In 20 healthy infants and children, 5-20 months old, the Se intake was estimated by analysing food samples by instrumental neutron activation analysis. The intake was calculated by weighing the portions offered and actually consumed. The median Se content of the food amounted to 27 ng/g wet weight (gww) and median daily Se intake to 33.5 micrograms. The Se intake was not equally distributed over the day. About 50% of the daily Se intake was derived from the supper. The main Se sources (41%) for young children were cereal paps. Commercially available meals (30 ng/g) contained less Se than home-made ones (50 ng/g). In nine dietetically treated patients with phenylketonuria the median Se intake amounted only to 6.9 micrograms/day corresponding to a mean Se content of the diet of 7.9 ng/g. The main Se source in the diet was vegetables (36.3%) and 20% derived from their protein supplements. The Se intake of young children, healthy or dietetically treated, cannot be calculated accurately from tables but must be estimated by measuring the Se content of the local food because cereals and vegetables--the main Se sources--exhibit great regional variations.
I Lombeck; K H Ebert; K Kasperek; L E Feinendegen; H J Bremer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of pediatrics     Volume:  143     ISSN:  0340-6199     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Pediatr.     Publication Date:  1984 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-03-07     Completed Date:  1985-03-07     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7603873     Medline TA:  Eur J Pediatr     Country:  GERMANY, WEST    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  99-102     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Child, Preschool
Food Analysis
Germany, West
Infant Food / analysis
Neutron Activation Analysis
Phenylketonurias / diet therapy*
Selenium* / analysis
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