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© 2018 Elsevier B.V. Micronutrients are essential to health at every life stage and their deficiencies are associated with increased incidence of various pathophysiological states and poor quality of life. Efficient methods are therefore needed to monitor micronutrient status of individuals and to improve evidenced-based recommendations for populations. This review (i) reports current approaches to assess the vitamin and mineral status in humans, (ii) summarizes current analytical advantages and shortcomings and (iii) provides practical information for both nutrition research and nutritional status diagnostics. Future analytical perspectives are discussed in relation to micronutrient profiling, analytical sensitivity, and miniaturized technologies.
Author(s): Holler U, Bakker SJL, Dusterloh A, Frei B, Kohrle J, Konz T, Lietz G, McCann A, Michels AJ, Molloy AM, Murakami H, Rein D, Saris WHM, Schmidt K, Shimbo K, Schumacher S, Vermeer C, Kaput J, Weber P, Eggersdorfer M, Rezzi S
Publication type: Review
Publication status: Published
Journal: TrAC - Trends in Analytical Chemistry
Print publication date: 01/05/2018
Online publication date: 09/02/2018
Acceptance date: 02/04/2016
ISSN (print): 0165-9936
ISSN (electronic): 1879-3142
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.