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Dietary mineral supplies in Africa (2014)
Journal Article
Joy, E. J., Ander, E. L., Young, S. D., Black, C. R., Watts, M. J., Chilimba, A. D., …Broadley, M. R. (in press). Dietary mineral supplies in Africa. Physiologia Plantarum, 151(3), doi:10.1111/ppl.12144. ISSN 0031-9317

Dietary micronutrient deficiencies (MNDs) are widespread, yet their prevalence can be difficult to assess. Here, we estimate MND risks due to inadequate intakes for seven minerals in Africa using food supply and composition data, and consider the pot... Read More

Soil-type influences human selenium status and underlies widespread selenium deficiency risks in Malawi (2013)
Journal Article
Hurst, R., Siyame, E. W., Young, S. D., Chilimba, A. D., Joy, E. J., Black, C. R., …Broadley, M. R. (2013). Soil-type influences human selenium status and underlies widespread selenium deficiency risks in Malawi. Scientific Reports, 3(1425), doi:10.1038/srep01425

Selenium (Se) is an essential human micronutrient with critical roles in immune functioning and antioxidant defence. Estimates of dietary Se intakes and status are scarce for Africa although crop surveys indicate deficiency is probably widespread in... Read More