ID 83834
Author
Sarukura, Nobuko Project for the National Health and Nutrition Survey, Nutritional Epidemiology Program, National Institute of Health and Nutrition
Kogirima, Miho Department of Food Science and Nutrition, Doshisha Women’s College
Takai, Shinji Department of Pharmacology, Osaka Medical School
Kitamura, Yoshiaki Department of Otolaryngology and Communicative Neuroscience, Institute of Health Bioscience, the University of Tokushima Graduate School Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Kalubi, Bukasa Department of Otolaryngology and Communicative Neuroscience, Institute of Health Bioscience, the University of Tokushima Graduate School
Yamamoto, Shigeru Department of International Nutrition, Graduate School of Humanities and Sciences, Ochanomizu University Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory
Takeda, Noriaki Department of Otolaryngology and Communicative Neuroscience, Institute of Health Bioscience, the University of Tokushima Graduate School Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Keywords
zinc nutrition
dietary zinc intake
zinc concentration in serum
angiotensin converting enzyme
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
In the present study, we first examined the dietary zinc intake from food groups
in 109 healthy Japanese (24-82 years old, 45 male and 64 female) by means of the 72-h recall
method. We then used the ratio of apo/holo-activities of angiotensin converting enzyme
(ACE ratio) that is a more sensitive index of zinc nutrition than zinc concentration
in the serum and examined the correlation between their zinc intake and ACE ratio. Dietary
zinc intake in healthy Japanese was maximal from rice and rice products. There
were significant inverse correlations between the ACE ratio and dietary zinc intake
from rice and rice products and shellfish, and a significant positive correlation between
ACE ratio and dietary zinc intake from other beans and bean processed foods. On the
other hand, there were no significant correlations between serum zinc concentrations
and dietary zinc intake from any food group except processed fish. These findings suggested
that rice is a major source of dietary zinc intake in healthy Japanese. It is also
suggested that shellfish also has a major impact on zinc nutrition, although dietary zinc
intake from this source is minimal. Since beans contain phytic acid, which inhibits the
absorption of dietary zinc, it is suggested that intake of beans causes impairment of zinc
nutrition.
Journal Title
The journal of medical investigation : JMI
ISSN
13431420
NCID
AA11166929
Volume
58
Issue
3-4
Start Page
203
End Page
209
Sort Key
203
Published Date
2011
Remark
The journal of medical investigation : http://medical.med.tokushima-u.ac.jp/jmi/index.html
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language
eng
departments
Medical Sciences