Manganese absorption from human mil, cow's mil, and infant formulas was studied in humans by using extrinsic labeling of the diets with manganese 54 or manganese 52 and whole-body retention measurements. The fractional manganese absorption from human milk (8.2% ± 2.9%) was significantly different when compared with cow's milk (2.4% ± 1.7%), soy formula (0.7% ± 0.02%), and whey-preponderant cow's milk formula with 12 mg/L of iron (1.7% ± 1.0%) and without iron fortification (2 mg/L of iron) (3.1% ± 2.8%), while no significant difference was observed between a whey-preponderant cow's milk formula with 7 mg/L of iron (5.9% ± 4.8%) and human milk. The total amount of absorbed manganese was significantly higher from the non-iron-fortified cow's milk formula (2 mg/L of iron) as compared with human milk, while no significant differences were observed for the other milks and formulas.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||American Journal of Diseases of Children|
|State||Published - 1989|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health