Zinc Deficiency Before Conception Disrupts Fetal Development, Penn State University Study  
5/29/2014 7:15:26 AM

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Female mice deprived of dietary zinc for a relatively short time before conception experienced fertility and pregnancy problems and had smaller, less-developed fetuses than mice that ingested zinc during the same times, according to researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences. The findings have implications for human reproduction, scientists suggest.

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