• Testing metal, proving mettle-findings from the 2016-2018 India Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey regarding the prevalence of low serum zinc concentrations among children and adolescents, and their implications for public health

    1 month ago - By American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

    The Indian subcontinent has been a global pioneer in several zinc-related areas, including both production of the metal and assessment of human nutritional status. According to historians of science and technology, the first evidence of industrial-level zinc mining and distillation derives from ancient India as early as the fourth century BC, and the region has long been renowned for artifacts fashioned from zinc-rich brass alloys ( 1 ). The Indian subcontinent has also been a global leader in conducting large-scale, population-based assessments of human zinc status, as demonstrated by...
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