Location: Children's Nutrition Research CenterTitle: A reduced phytate diet does not reduce endogenous fecal zinc in children on a habitual high-phytate diet Author
Submitted to: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/28/2010
Publication Date: 11/1/2010
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. Interpretive Summary:
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.