Trace elements in human milk, selenium a case study

E Roekens, H Deelstra, H Robberecht
Science of the Total Environment 1985 March 15, 42 (1): 91-108
Longitudinal changes of the trace element (Fe, Cu, Zn, Mn, Mo, Cr, Co, As, Se) composition of human milk are discussed. The mean daily intake of breast fed infants is compared with the intake of infants fed cow's milk and with recommended dietary allowances. Parameters which can be used to check the selenium status are discussed. Clinical consequences of selenium deficiency are discussed.

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