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Nutrition. 2002 Jun;18(6):510-9.

The role of zinc in the growth and development of children.

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Radioisotope Laboratory, School of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Buenos Aires, Junín 956 Piso Bajo, 1113 Buenos Aires, Argentina. jsalgueiro@huemul.ffyb.uba.ar

Abstract

This review concerns the importance of zinc in growth, development, and cognitive function in children and the deleterious consequences of its deficiency on children's health. Possible strategies to overcome zinc deficiency and the results of some supplementation trials are discussed.

PMID:
12044825
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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