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Micronutrients and minerals 

Micronutrients and minerals
Micronutrients and minerals
Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (Oxford Specialist Handbooks in Paediatrics) (1 ed.)

R. Mark Beattie

, Anil Dhawan

, and John W.L. Puntis


Vitamin deficiency 58

Mineral deficiency 61

Trace element deficiency 62

Vitamin supplementation for infants and young children 64

The term ‘micronutrients’ includes two main classes of nutrient substances required in the diet in very small amounts: the essential organic micronutrients (vitamins) and the essential inorganic micronutrients (trace elements). Vitamin and mineral deficiencies may complicate malnutrition arising from underlying disease or inadequate diet. Key features are given below. However, micronutrients have wide-ranging effects, far beyond the simple prevention of deficiency states....

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