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Zinc and iron status and growth in healthy infants.
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PMID:  11083484     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To elucidate the relationships between growth and zinc and iron status in normal infants. STUDY DESIGN: Growth of normal infants (less than 3 y old: n = 66) was prospectively assessed with a mean delay of 24+/-6 weeks between measurements; subjects were free from illness and presented with a normal growth. Growth was compared to serum zinc (s-zinc), IGF-1 and iron status. SETTING: Teaching hospital of Caen. RESULTS: No relation was found between linear or weight growth and s-zinc; when taking into account the effect of age, linear growth was significantly associated with ferritin (P<0.001); weight gain was significantly correlated with IGF-1 (P = 0.034) and ferritin (P = 0.008). No relationship was found between s-zinc and iron status. CONCLUSIONS: In normal infants iron status, more than serum zinc, seems to be correlated with growth.
D Bouglé; D Laroche; F Bureau
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of clinical nutrition     Volume:  54     ISSN:  0954-3007     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Clin Nutr     Publication Date:  2000 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-02-07     Completed Date:  2001-05-17     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804070     Medline TA:  Eur J Clin Nutr     Country:  ENGLAND    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  764-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Laboratoire de Physiologie Digestive et Nutritionnelle and Service de Pédiatrie A, CHU de Caen, Caen, France.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Growth / physiology*
Infant Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
Insulin-Like Growth Factor I / analysis
Iron / blood*
Nutritional Status / physiology*
Prospective Studies
Weight Gain
Zinc / blood*
Reg. No./Substance:
67763-96-6/Insulin-Like Growth Factor I; 7439-89-6/Iron; 7440-66-6/Zinc

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