Copper, zinc and iron levels in infants and their mothers during the first year of life: a prospective study


Ozden T. A. , Gokcay G. , Cantez M. S. , Durmaz O. , Issever H. , Omer B., ...More

BMC PEDIATRICS, vol.15, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/s12887-015-0474-9
  • Title of Journal : BMC PEDIATRICS

Abstract

Background: Essential micronutrients are important for maintenance of life. Deficiency of micronutrients is more likely to be encountered in children, and women studies are required to investigate the status of micronutrients in children and women. This study aimed to longitudinally evaluate changes in zinc, copper, and iron levels in breastfed infants and their mothers during the first year of life.