The Acute Phase Response Affected Traditional Measures of Micronutrient Status in Rural Zambian Children during a Randomized, Controlled Feeding Trial

The acute phase response to infection can alter blood-based indicators of micronutrient status

Abstract

The acute phase response (APR) to infection can alter blood-based indicators of micronutrient status. Data from a 3-mo randomized, controlled feeding trial in rural Zambian children (n = 181, aged 3–5 y) were used to determine the impact of the APR on indicators of vitamin A and iron status using baseline and final blood samples.

Citation

Bresnahan, K.A.; Chileshe, J.; Arscott, S.; Nuss, E.; Surles, R.; Masi, C.; Kafwembe, E.; Tanumidardjo, S.A. The Acute Phase Response Affected Traditional Measures of Micronutrient Status in Rural Zambian Children during a Randomized, Controlled Feeding Trial. Journal of Nutrition (2014) 144 (6) 972-978. [DOI: 10.3945/jn.114.192245]

The Acute Phase Response Affected Traditional Measures of Micronutrient Status in Rural Zambian Children during a Randomized, Controlled Feeding Trial

Published 1 January 2014