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Urine molybdenum (Mo), and creatinine levels were measured in 128 Danish inhabitants by inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS), in order to establish reference intervals of molybdenum in urine for the Danish population as a part of the EURO-TERVIHT project (Trace Element Reference Values in Human Tissues). The Mo concentration was determined using 2 different isotopes of the element (95)Mo and (98)Mo. The mean concentration measured was 42.5 µg/l (3.89 µgMo/mmol creatinine) using (95)Mo and 41.5 1 µg/l (3.81 µgMo/mmol creatinine) using (98)Mo. The difference between men and women reached the level of significance only after the values were corrected for the creatinine content. There was no influence of age on the Mo concentration. Specific effects of different food and beverage intake could not be demonstrated, with the exception of a positive correlation between butter consumption and Mo concentration.

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Authors: IVERSEN B S, JRC Ispra (IT);MENNE C, JRC Ispra (IT);WHITE M A, JRC Ispra (IT);SABBIONI E, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: The Analyst (1997)
Record Number: 199710542 / Last updated on: 1997-05-09
Original language: en
Available languages: en