Revista Cubana de Pediatría
versión On-line ISSN 1561-3119
This review offers updated information on the important nutritional role of zinc, a mineral whose essentiality for human beings had not been recognized up to 1961. Its location, transportation, metabolism, functions, causes and symptoms of deficiency of this mineral, uses, requirements, sources, presentation an toxicity are presented.
Palabras llave : Zinc; deficiency; human nutrition..