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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: CLINICAL NUTRITION IN CHILDREN Title: A reduced phytate diet does not reduce endogenous fecal zinc in children on a habitual high-phytate diet

Authors
item Kennedy, Gregg -
item Hambidge, K -
item Manary, Mark -

Submitted to: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: April 28, 2010
Publication Date: November 1, 2010
Citation: Kennedy, G., Hambidge, K.M., Manary, M. 2010. A reduced phytate diet does not reduce endogenous fecal zinc in children on a habitual high-phytate diet. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 51(5):678-679.

Technical Abstract: Ten Malawian children, ages 3 to 5 years, at risk for zinc deficiency and receiving a habitual maize-based high-phytate diet, received maize after phytate reduction for 40 days and had their endogenous fecal zinc (EFZ) measured using stable isotope techniques before and after phytate reduction. The phytate:Zn of the diet before reduction was 23.0 and afterward was 7.6. EFZ was similar before and after dietary phytate reduction, 1.15 +/- 0.33 and 1.17 +/- 0.16mg/day, respectively. EFZ was not affected by dietary phytate in this population.

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