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Metabolism of Strontium in the Newborn

Comar C. L.; Kostial, K.; Gruden, N.; Harrison, G. E.
Health Physics: July 1965
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Experimental observations on strontium metabolism in the newborn rat and man can be explained by the following concept: the Sr/Ca ratio of the infant bone existing at birth as well as that of new bone being formed assumes a value that is determined by the Sr/Ca of the infant's diet and the degree of discrimination operative. The infant can lose or gain Sr from the body depending upon the rate of growth and the comparative Sr/Ca ratios of the body at birth and of the diet. These factors are such that the breast-fed human infant is likely to lose strontium from the body in the early days and weeks after birth.

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