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Influence of Suboptimal Zinc in Utero on the Development of Immunological Defenses Against Cancer (1985)

Title:

Influence of Suboptimal Zinc in Utero on the Development of Immunological Defenses Against Cancer

Key words:

pregnancy, zinc deficiency

Research Institution:

Michigan State University

Location:

Michigan

Researcher:

Pamela J Fraker

Project Description:

Dr. Fraker investigated the possibility that a poor diet during pregnancy may increase the risk of a child later developing cancer, by examining in mice whether a maternal zinc deficiency results in offspring whose immune systems have a reduced capability of resisting cancer.

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