Date: November 2004
Why do we need copper in our diet?
It appears that not much is known about the role of copper in humans,
except that animals, and presumably humans, express a wide variety of
abnormalities when deprived of trace amounts of copper. The mechanism is
uncertain however. Check out:
Also do a google search on the term: "dietary copper deficiency" and you
will find a lot of "hits".
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