The role of trace element molybdenum in prevention of Keshan disease; an experimental study

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Authors:Yao Zaiyong; Niu Cunlong
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Acad. Sin., Inst. Geochem., China
Volume Title:Diqiu Huaxue Geochimica
Source:Diqiu Huaxue = Geochimica, 1984(3), p.282-291. Publisher: Science Press, Beijing, China. ISSN: 0379-1726
Publication Date:1984
Note:In Chinese with English summary. 8 refs.; illus. incl. 9 tables
Summary:The role of trace element Mo in the prevention of Keshan disease is a new subject in environmental geochemistry. Experimental observations have shown that the natural incidence of Keshan disease has dropped obviously among inhabitants in the Keshan disease-affected areas as a result of spreading of ammonium molybdate in the crop fields for six sucessive years. By doing so the level of molybdenum was enhanced in grain crops while the concentrations of nitrates and nitrites reduced remarkably in the environment. Experimental results demonstrate that molybdenum may play an effective role in the prevention of Keshan disease.
Subjects:Ecology; Environmental geology; Experimental studies; Field studies; Geochemistry; Medical geology; Metals; Molybdenum; Nutrition; Soils; Surveys; Asia; China; Far East; Fertilizer; Human geology; Keshan disease; Prevention
Abstract Numbers:86M/1663
Record ID:1985041239
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data supplied by National Geological Library, Beijing, China
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