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A comparison of the zinc, copper and manganese status of very low birth weight pre-term and full-term infants during the first twelve months.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6485777     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
During a longitudinal study, hair samples and dietary intake data were collected from 50 pre-term (mean birth weight = 1054 +/- 234 g, mean gestational age = 29 +/- 2.5 weeks) and 60 full-term infants (mean birth weight = 3509 +/- 269 g, mean gestational age = 40 +/- 1 weeks) at 3, 6 and 12 months of age. Mean daily zinc, copper and manganese intakes were calculated using three-day dietary records and test-weight data for the breast-fed infants. Hair samples were analyzed for these elements by instrumental neutron activation analyses. The medium hair zinc concentration in the pre-term group at six months (81 micrograms/g) was lower (p less than 0.05) than that of the full-term group (144 micrograms/g) and was associated with lower mean dietary zinc intakes at 3 and 6 months. At 12 months, the median hair copper (12.5 micrograms/g) and manganese (0.18 micrograms/g) concentrations for the pre-term were lower (p less than 0.05) than those of the full-term infants (Cu = 16.5 micrograms/g; Mn = 0.25 micrograms/g) and were also associated with low dietary copper and manganese intakes.
J K Friel; R S Gibson; R Balassa; J L Watts
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta paediatrica Scandinavica     Volume:  73     ISSN:  0001-656X     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Paediatr Scand     Publication Date:  1984 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-11-21     Completed Date:  1984-11-21     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0000211     Medline TA:  Acta Paediatr Scand     Country:  SWEDEN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  596-601     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Copper / analysis*
Hair / analysis
Infant Food / analysis
Infant, Low Birth Weight*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature
Longitudinal Studies
Manganese / analysis*
Zinc / analysis*
Reg. No./Substance:
7439-96-5/Manganese; 7440-50-8/Copper; 7440-66-6/Zinc

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