Zinc: A Promising Agent in Dietary Chemoprevention of Cancer (Report)

Zinc: A Promising Agent in Dietary Chemoprevention of Cancer (Report)

Numerous enzymes and proteins utilize first transition and Group IIB elements to carry out their biological functions and zinc is the most widely used of these elements in biology. Among the zinc enzymes are oxidoreductases, tranferases, hydrolases, lyases, isomerases and ligases. Indeed, zinc is the only metal encountered in each enzyme class. The notable selection […]

Dietary Calcium Intake--a Critical Reappraisal (Report)

Dietary Calcium Intake–a Critical Reappraisal (Report)

The clinical implications of calcium deficiency include rickets, poor bone mass accrual as well as abnormal foetal programming during pregnancy, poor peak bone mass due to poor accrual in childhood and adolescence, postmenopausal osteoporosis and osteoporosis of the elderly. Serum calcium is maintained within a narrow normal range, chiefly by resorption from the skeleton and […]

Dietary Factors Affecting Iron Status of Children Residing in Rural West Virginia (Scientific Article) (Clinical Report)

Dietary Factors Affecting Iron Status of Children Residing in Rural West Virginia (Scientific Article) (Clinical Report)

Introduction The goal for Healthy People 2010 is to reduce the prevalence of iron deficiency to 5% of children aged 1 to 2 years (1). Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey of 1999-2000 indicated that 7% of children aged 1 to 2 years were iron deficient and 2% had iron-deficiency anemia (2). […]

Dietary Supplies of Iodine & Thiocyanate in the Aetiology of Endemic Goitre in Imphal East District of Manipur, North East India.

Dietary Supplies of Iodine & Thiocyanate in the Aetiology of Endemic Goitre in Imphal East District of Manipur, North East India.

Background & objectives: The present investigation was undertaken to study the iodine nutritional status of school children of Imphal east district in Manipur where endemic goitre persists during post-salt iodization phase along with the investigation of the factors responsible for the occurrence of goitre endemicity. Methods: A total of 1,286 children (6-12 yr) were clinically […]