Zinc and micronutrient repletion of children

Harold H. Sandstead, James G. Penland, Chen Xu-Cun, Ananda S. Prasad, Nancy W. Alcock, Norman G. Egger, Richard Carroll, Hari H. Dayal

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    Three studies measured effects of zinc repletion on growth and cognition of 6-9 year-old children. The first two involved urban and rural low-income Chinese children. The third was done on low income Mexican-Americans. Zinc repletion, given with other potentially limiting micronutrients for 10 weeks improved growth and cognition. The third study also measured immune functions. Zinc given with micronutrients increased IL-2 production and decreased IL-10 production by cultured peripheral blood mononuclear lymphocytes following phytohemaglutinin stimulation. Micronutrients alone had no apparent effect.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)523-527
    Number of pages5
    JournalJournal of Trace and Microprobe Techniques
    Issue number4
    StatePublished - Nov 2000


    • Behavior
    • Children
    • Growth
    • Human nutrition
    • Immunity
    • Zinc

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Analytical Chemistry


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