Methodological Issues in Stable Isotope- Based Kinetic Studies in Children

  • Ian J. Griffin
  • Steven A. Abrams
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 537)


Childhood and adolescence are times of rapid growth and development. This growth includes both an increase in body mass and changes in body composition, with a rapid increase in lean tissues. The nutritional requirements needed to meet these challenges are extremely high, particularly for those minerals found predominantly in bone and muscle, and in those subjects whose dietary intake is marginal.


Stable Isotope Zinc Deficiency Zinc Intake Intravenous Catheter Zinc Metabolism 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ian J. Griffin
    • 1
  • Steven A. Abrams
    • 1
  1. 1.USDA/ARS Children’s Nutrition Research Center and Section of Neonatology, Department of PediatricsBaylor College of MedicineHoustonHouston

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