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Maternal selenium deficiency was positively associated with the risk of selenium deficiency in children aged 6–59 months in rural Zimbabwe (2024)
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There is growing evidence showing the existence of selenium (Se) deficiency among women and children in sub-Saharan Africa. Unfortunately, the key drivers of Se deficiency are not clearly understood. This study assessed the determinants of Se deficie... Read More about Maternal selenium deficiency was positively associated with the risk of selenium deficiency in children aged 6–59 months in rural Zimbabwe.

Urine Se concentration poorly predicts plasma Se concentration at sub-district scales in Zimbabwe, limiting its value as a biomarker of population Se status (2024)
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Introduction: The current study investigated the value of urine selenium (Se) concentration as a biomarker of population Se status in rural sub-Saharan Africa. Method: Urine and plasma Se concentrations were measured among children aged 6–59 mont... Read More about Urine Se concentration poorly predicts plasma Se concentration at sub-district scales in Zimbabwe, limiting its value as a biomarker of population Se status.

A comparison of characterisation and modelling approaches to predict dissolved metal concentrations in soils (2023)
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Environmental context It is useful to know the concentration of ‘labile’, or chemically active, metal in soils because it can be used to predict metal solubility and environmental impact. Several methods for extracting the labile metal from soils... Read More about A comparison of characterisation and modelling approaches to predict dissolved metal concentrations in soils.

A comparison of the bioaccessible calcium supplies of various plant-based products relative to bovine milk (2023)
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Calcium deficiency is widespread globally, especially in diets with minimal consumption of dairy. It is therefore important to identify plant-based sources of calcium that can make a meaningful contribution to calcium intakes for populations followin... Read More about A comparison of the bioaccessible calcium supplies of various plant-based products relative to bovine milk.

Combining isotope ratios for provenancing Viking Age iron artefacts in the British Isles: a pilot study (2023)
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Stable and radiogenic isotope analysis – particularly using lead isotope analysis (LIA) - has previously been shown to be a useful tool for the provenancing of ancient metal artefacts of silver and copper and its alloys, but less progress has been ma... Read More about Combining isotope ratios for provenancing Viking Age iron artefacts in the British Isles: a pilot study.

Landscape and Micronutrient Fertilizer Effect on Agro-Fortified Wheat and Teff Grain Nutrient Concentration in Western Amhara (2023)
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Agronomic biofortification, encompassing the use of mineral and organic nutrient resources which improve micronutrient concentrations in staple crops is a potential strategy to promote the production of and access to micronutrient-dense foods at the... Read More about Landscape and Micronutrient Fertilizer Effect on Agro-Fortified Wheat and Teff Grain Nutrient Concentration in Western Amhara.

A pilot survey of selenium status and its geospatial variation among children and women in three rural districts of Zimbabwe (2023)
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Introduction: Selenium (Se) deficiency is increasingly recognized as a public health problem in sub-Saharan Africa. Methods: The current cross-sectional study assessed the prevalence and geospatial patterns of Se deficiency among children aged 6–5... Read More about A pilot survey of selenium status and its geospatial variation among children and women in three rural districts of Zimbabwe.

Micronutrients and socio-demographic factors were major predictors of anaemia among the Ethiopian population (2023)
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Anemia is characterized by low hemoglobin (Hb) concentration. Despite being a public health concern in Ethiopia, the role of micronutrients and non-nutritional factors as a determinant of Hb concentrations has been inadequately explored. This study f... Read More about Micronutrients and socio-demographic factors were major predictors of anaemia among the Ethiopian population.