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dc.contributor.authorCross, Elizabeth A.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-01-31T17:50:20Z
dc.date.available2019-01-31T17:50:20Z
dc.date.issued1982en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/87100
dc.description.abstractA balance study was conducted for twenty-eight days on pregnant women consuming self-selected diets. Subjects were divided into the following groups: low zinc (9.98 ± 2.90, no supplement), high zinc (23.36 ± 2.59, on supplement), low nitrogen (below 10 gm/day) or high nitrogen (above 10 gm/day). Zinc and nitrogen data were determined from food, beverage and supplement intakes and urine and fecal excretions. Zinc retentions were 3.32 ± 6.33 in the supplemented group, 4.94 ± 10.91 in the non-supplemented group. Zinc retention in the nitrogen divided groups was -1.88 ± 9.43 for the group with intake above 10 gm/day, 4.26 ± 6.49 for the group with intake below 10 gm/day. No significant difference was found between the zinc supplemented group and the non-zinc supplemented group for either zinc or nitrogen retention. Nitrogen retentions were 2.42 ±. 2.17 mg/day for the zinc supplemented group and 3.53 ±. 3.29 mg/day for the non-zinc supplemented group. Nitrogen retention for the group with intake above 10 gm/day was 3.99 ±. 2.50 mg/day for the group with intake below 10 gm/day was 1.10 ±. 1.45 mg/day. Significant differences were found for nitrogen retention in the groups based on nitrogen intake. Higher nitrogen intake was associated with higher nitrogen retentions (p<.01). Significant differences were also found in zinc retention based on nitrogen consumption. Higher nitrogen intake was associated with lower zinc retention (p<.001). Plasma zinc was also measured. The mean plasma zinc was 70.46 ± 12.78 micrograms of zinc per 100 ml. The subject with the lowest zinc plasma level in the group also had a premature infant.en
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dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
dc.relation.isformatofOCLC# 9346387
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
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dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1982.C767en_US
dc.subject.lcshZinc in the body
dc.titleThe relationship between zinc and protein in pregnant womenen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentHuman Nutrition and Foodsen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHuman Nutrition and Foodsen_US
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