Zinc deficiency in the pediatric age group is common but underevaluated


Vuralli D., Turner L., Hasanoglu A.

WORLD JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, cilt.13, sa.4, ss.360-366, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 13 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s12519-017-0007-8
  • Dergi Adı: WORLD JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.360-366

Özet

Background: Subclinical micronutrient deficiencies have been gradually becoming more important as a public health problem and drawing attention of the health authorities. Today it has been known that detecting and treating people having deficiency symptoms alone is no longer sufficient. It is important to detect and prevent any deficiency before it displays clinical manifestations. Zinc deficiency is one of the most widespread micronutrient deficiencies. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the zinc status and the associated factors in healthy school-age children.