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- Nielsen, Forrest H.; Milne, David B.
- Nutrition 2003 v.19 no.7-8 pp. 617
- women; menopause; magnesium; copper; dietary minerals; nutrient deficiencies; metabolic studies; experimental diets; nutrient intake; nutrient availability; nutrient balance; lipids; oxidation; oxidative stress; glutathione peroxidase; cytochrome-c oxidase; superoxide dismutase; ferroxidase; enzyme activity; blood plasma; erythrocytes; hemoglobin; cholesterol; blood lipids; North Dakota
- ... OBJECTIVE: A study with human volunteers was conducted to ascertain whether a low intake of copper (Cu) would exacerbate the response to a deficient intake of magnesium (Mg). METHODS: Nineteen postmenopausal women, age 47 to 78 y, completed a metabolic unit study as designed. For 162 d, nine women were fed a diet containing 1.0 mg of Cu/2000 kcal and 10 women were fed 3.0 mg of Cu/2000 kcal. Diets ...