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Serum Copper and Protein-Calorie Malnutrition in the Fes Area (Morocco)

  • F.-Z. Squali Houssaïni
  • J. Arnaud
  • M.-J. Richard
  • J.-C. Renversez
  • B.-D. Rossi Hassani
  • A. Favier

Abstract

Malnutrition is the result of a negative nutritional balance. Protein-calorie malnutrition (PCM) (1,2) is responsible for a high percentage of deaths among young Moroccan children (3). Copper is an essential micronutrient for growth and participates in the oxidative defence. The copper status is modified in malnutrition (4). The aim of the present study was to determine the copper status in young PCM children living in the Fes area.

Keywords

Serum Copper Severe Malnutrition Electrothermal Atomic Absorption Spectrometry Copper Status Oxidative Defence 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F.-Z. Squali Houssaïni
    • 1
  • J. Arnaud
    • 2
  • M.-J. Richard
    • 2
  • J.-C. Renversez
    • 2
  • B.-D. Rossi Hassani
    • 1
  • A. Favier
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculté des Sciences Dhar MehrazFèsMaroc
  2. 2.CHU de GrenobleGrenoble cedex 09France

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