The present study tested the hypothesis that inadequate Zn intake might De responsible for failure to thrive and impaired catch-up growth in young rural Gambian children, and that Zn supplements might De beneficial.
Gambian children might be deprived of Zn because of its poor availability from their predominantly plant-based diet.
Rural Gambian children (110; fifty boys, sixty girls) aged between 0.57 and 2.30 years were divided into two matched groups, one to receive 70 mg Zn twice weekly for 1.25 years, and the other a placebo.
Mots-clés Pascal : Gambie, Afrique, Milieu rural, Régime alimentaire enrichi, Zinc, Santé, Développement staturopondéral, Alimentation, Nutrition, Elément minéral, Oligoélément, Métal lourd, Enfant, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Gambia, Africa, Rural environment, Supplemented diet, Zinc, Health, Somatic growth, Feeding, Nutrition, Inorganic element, Oligoelement, Heavy metal, Child, Human
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Code Inist : 002B29B. Création : 199406.