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Concentration of eight trace minerals in milk and sera of mother-infant pairs in northern Nigeria.

Authors
Okolo-SN; Onwuanaku-C; Okonji-M; VanderJagt-DJ; Millson-M; Churchwell-C; Glew-RH
Source
J Trop Ped 2000 Jun; 46(3):160-162
NIOSHTIC No.
20032614
Abstract
Breastmilk from 15 healthy lactating women (21-31 years of age) from the hot, semi-arid sahel of Africa were analysed for copper, iron, zinc, magnesium, manganese, sodium, potassium, and phosphorus. Relative to published data from other populations worldwide, the milk of the Jos women appeared to contain adequate levels of magnesium, manganese, sodium, potassium, phosphorus and iron, but relatively low concentrations of zinc (1.07 mu g/ml) and copper (170 mu g/l). The sera of the exclusively breastfed infants nursed by these mothers contained levels of all these minerals that are within the international reference range of values. No statistically significant correlation was observed between the level of a particular mineral in the mothers' milk and the sera of their nursing infants.
Keywords
Metabolism; Minerals; Analytical-methods; Analytical-chemistry; Analytical-processes; Mammary-glands; Nursing; Nutrition; Humans; Age-groups
Contact
SN Okolo, PO Box 10349, Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria
CODEN
JTRPAO
Publication Date
20000601
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
Okolom@unijos.edu.ng
Fiscal Year
2000
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
3
ISSN
0142-6338
NIOSH Division
DPSE
Source Name
Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
State
OH; NM
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