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Name: Lizabeth
Status: Student
Age: 16
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Date: November 2004


Question:
Why do we need copper in our diet?



Replies:
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:

http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2000/sep2000_abs.html

Also do a google search on the term: "dietary copper deficiency" and you will find a lot of "hits".

Vince Calder



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