Cover Image

PAPERBACK
$59.95



View/Hide Left Panel

may include transporter proteins that provide homeostatic regulation of zinc intake and cellular processing.

  • Information on the relationship of oxidative stress to zinc status; zinc is used therapeutically for treatment of some medical problems, but how this relates to daily dietary zinc intake is not clear.

  • Effectiveness and potential toxicity of zinc as a dietary supplement; on which systems should zinc’s potential effectiveness be based, and which systems become dysfunctional with excessive zinc intake.

  • The role of zinc and the immune system, particularly those related to T-cell function at marginal status.

  • Quantitative data on human zinc homeostasis under a wide range of dietary conditions and at all ages using recent advances in zinc stable isotope methodology; quantification of what happens to zinc homeostasis as zinc intakes and absorption are increased and decreased beyond the range typically seen until recently; these metabolic studies need to be long-term.

REFERENCES

Abrams SA, Wen J, Stuff JE. 1997. Absorption of calcium, zinc, and iron from breast milk by five- to seven-month-old infants. Pediatr Res 41:384–390.

Aggett PJ. 1989. Severe zinc deficiency. In: Mills CF, ed. Zinc in Human Biology. New York: Springer-Verlag. Pp. 259–279.

Alexander D, Ball MJ, Mann J. 1994. Nutrient intake and haematological status of vegetarians and age-sex matched omnivores. Eur J Clin Nutr 48:538–546.

Alexander FW, Clayton BE, Delves HT. 1974. Mineral and trace-metal balances in children receiving normal and synthetic diets. Quart J Med 169:89–111.

Allen JC, Keller RP, Archer P, Neville MC. 1991. Studies in human lactation: Milk composition and daily secretion rates of macronutrients in the first year of lactation. Am J Clin Nutr 54:69–80.

Anderson BM, Gibson RS, Sabry JH. 1981. The iron and zinc status of long-term vegetarian women. Am J Clin Nutr 34:1042–1048.

Anderson RR. 1993. Longitudinal changes of trace elements in human milk during the first 5 months of lactation. Nutr Res 13:499–510.

Aquilio E, Spagnoli R, Seri S, Bottone G, Spennati G. 1996. Trace element content in human milk during lactation of preterm newborns. Biol Trace Elem Res 51:63–70.

Artacho R, Ruiz-Lopez MD, Gamez C, Puerta A, Lopez MC. 1997. Serum concentration and dietary intake of Zn in healthy institutionalized elderly subjects. Sci Total Environment 205:159–165.

August D, Janghorbani M, Young VR. 1989. Determination of zinc and copper absorption at three dietary Zn-Cu ratios by using stable isotope methods in young adult and elderly subjects. Am J Clin Nutr 50:1457–1463.


Baer MT, King JC. 1984. Tissue zinc levels and zinc excretion during experimental zinc depletion in young men. Am J Clin Nutr 39:556–570.



The National Academies | 500 Fifth St. N.W. | Washington, D.C. 20001
Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.
Terms of Use and Privacy Statement