Low Blood Zinc Levels Seen in 32% of Infants, Toddlers in Small Study

Low Blood Zinc Levels Seen in 32% of Infants, Toddlers in Small Study

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Low Blood Zinc Levels Seen in 32% of Infants, Toddlers in Small Study

Nearly one-third of infants and toddlers with cystic fibrosis (CF) evaluated in a small study had low blood levels of zinc — a mineral whose insufficiency is associated with poor growth in otherwise healthy children. Still, the role of blood zinc levels “in growth and nutrition outcomes” for CF children up to age 3 remains unclear, its researchers wrote, and further investigation is necessary. The study, “Zinc Status and Growth in Infants and Young Children with…

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