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Zinc absorption from human milk, cow's milk, and infant formulas.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6869328     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Zinc absorption from 450 mL of human milk, cow's milk, humanized cow's milk formula, cereal-cow's milk formula, and soy formula was determined in healthy adults. The milks and formulas were extrinsically labeled with zinc chloride Zn 65 and the absorption was determined from measurement of the whole-body retention of the isotope. The zinc content of the formulas was comparable to or higher than that of human milk. Absorption of zinc was 41% +/- 9% from human milk and 28% +/- 15% from cow's milk. Absorption was 31% +/- 7% from the humanized cow's milk formula, 22% +/- 11% from the cereal-cow's milk formula, and 14% +/- 4% from the soy formula. These results indicate that, with the present levels of zinc supplementation, the amount of zinc absorbed from infant formulas is considerably lower than that absorbed from human milk.
B Sandström; A Cederblad; B Lönnerdal
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of diseases of children (1960)     Volume:  137     ISSN:  0002-922X     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Dis. Child.     Publication Date:  1983 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-08-26     Completed Date:  1983-08-26     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370471     Medline TA:  Am J Dis Child     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  726-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Calcium / blood
Citrates / blood
Copper / blood
Infant Food*
Intestinal Absorption
Iron / blood
Milk / metabolism*
Milk, Human / metabolism*
Nitrogen / blood
Zinc / blood,  metabolism*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Citrates; 7439-89-6/Iron; 7440-50-8/Copper; 7440-66-6/Zinc; 7440-70-2/Calcium; 7727-37-9/Nitrogen

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