+ Site Statistics
+ Resolve Accession
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
EurekaMag Most Shared ContentMost Shared
EurekaMag PDF Full Text ContentPDF Full Text
+ PDF Full Text
Request PDF Full TextRequest PDF Full Text
Submit PDF Full TextSubmit PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on FacebookFollow on Facebook
Follow on TwitterFollow on Twitter
Follow on Google+Follow on Google+
Follow on LinkedInFollow on LinkedIn

+ Translate

Controlled trial of zinc supplementation during recovery from malnutrition: effects on growth and immune function

, : Controlled trial of zinc supplementation during recovery from malnutrition: effects on growth and immune function. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 45(3): 602-608

To evaluate the effect of zinc on growth and immune function, 32 marasmic infants were selected on admission to the nutrition recovery center; 16 received 2 mg/kg daily of elemental zinc supplement as acetate and the remaining received a placebo. Immunity was assessed by skin-test response, T-cell blastic proliferation immunoglobulins, and infectious morbidity. Weight-for-length gain for initial 60 days in Zn-supplemented group was 9% of standard vs 3% for placebo (p less than 0.05). Energy intake was similar in both groups. Incidence of infections, especially pyoderma, was significantly higher in placebo group: 10 of 16 vs 3 of 16 in the supplemented group (p less than 0.025). Plasma Zn was correlated with number of febrile days in the prospective month (r = -0.66, p less than 0.05). The percent anergic infants decreased and serum IgA increased significantly only in Zn-supplemented group. Zinc supplementation has significant effects on weight gain and host defense mechanisms despite normal plasma levels. Zinc supplementation is recommended for optimal recovery from marasmus.(author)

(PDF 0-2 workdays service)

Order PDF Full Text


Click here to order any other PDF Full Text

Accession: 001554997

PMID: 3103416

PDF Full Text: Submit

Submit PDF Full Text

No spam - Every submission is manually reviewed

Due to poor quality, we do not accept files from Researchgate

Submitted PDF Full Texts will always be free for everyone
(We only charge for PDFs that we need to acquire)

Select a PDF file:

Other references

Shin Joung Rho; Ji-Soo Lee; Yong Il Chung; Young-Wan Kim; Hyeon Gyu Lee, 2009: Purification and identification of an angiotensin I-converting enzyme inhibitory peptide from fermented soybean extract. Angiotensin I-converting enzyme (ACE), a dipeptidyl carboxypeptidase, plays an important physiological role in regulating blood pressure. ACE-inhibitory peptides derived from food proteins have potential pharmaceutical and human health uses. In th...

Boza, J; Escriva, J; Pintor, D., 1972: Experiments in digestibility and nitrogen balance of mulberry leaves in larvae of Bombyx mori. Anales de edafologia y agrobiologia: 31 (9 10) 801-806

Malone T. L., 1978: Flora Vista Fruitland (oil). Pages 292-293 1978

Lassmann V.; Passa P.; Vague P.; Vialettes B., 1987: Pancreatic polypeptide secretion in diabetic patients with idiopathic hemochromatosis. In order to investigate the endocrine pancreatic dysfunction resulting from iron overload, plasma pancreatic polypeptide (PP) response to a protein-rich meal was studied in 10 healthy controls and 30 insulin-dependent (type I) diabetic patients: t...

Goette Thomas; Richter Detlev K., 2004: Mn (super 2+) and REE (super 3+) activated cathodoluminescence of aragonite. Schriftenreihe der Deutschen Geologischen Gesellschaft 33: 59

Okano, Hiroshi; Shiraki, Katsuya; Inoue, Hidekazu; Kawakita, Tomoyuki; Yamanaka, Takenari; Deguchi, Masatoshi; Sugimoto, Kazushi; Sakai, Takahisa; Ohmori, Shigeru; Fujikawa, Katsuhiko; Murata, Kazumoto; Nakano, Takeshi, 2003: Cellular FLICE/caspase-8-inhibitory protein as a principal regulator of cell death and survival in human hepatocellular carcinoma. Human hepatocellular carcinomas (HCCs) show resistance to apoptosis mediated by several death receptors. Because cellular FLICE/caspase-8-inhibitory protein (cFLIP) is a recently identified intracellular inhibitor of caspase-8 activation that pote...

Bannerman, D. A., 1911: Fringilla teydea polatzeki on Grand Canary. Ibis London, 401-402

Dunne, W. M.Jr.; Maisch, S., 1994: Epidemiological investigation of respiratory isolated of Alcaligenes species in children using repetitive element sequence PCR. Abstracts of the General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology 94(0): 566

Ludlam C.A.; Tucker J.; Tedder R.S.; Philp I.D.; Steel C.M., 1985: Development of antibodies to human t cell leukemia virus iii and lymphocyte subset markers in hemophiliacs following transfusion of a single batch of factor viii concentrate presumed to contain human t cell leukemia virus iii. British Journal of Haematology 61(3): 568

Salvo, F.; Polimeni, G.; Moretti, U.; Conforti, A.; Leone, R.; Leoni, O.; Motola, D.; Dusi, G.; Caputi, A.Patrizio., 2007: Adverse drug reactions related to amoxicillin alone and in association with clavulanic acid: data from spontaneous reporting in Italy. Objectives: To analyse an Italian database of spontaneous reporting of suspected adverse drug reactions in order to compare the safety profile of amoxicillin and amoxicillin/clavulanic acid.Methods: Data were retrieved from the spontaneous report...