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Micronutrients,Vitamins & Dietary Minerals[edit]

As the entry indicates, "micronutients" include dietary minerals. However, although there is a reference to vitamins, the entry focuses on dietary minerals and with such a focus suggests that micronutrient = minerals. This would be inaccurate. I suggest that one consult the referenced entry regarding the "list of micronutrients", it accurately identifies anumber of things as micronutrients. I hope that someone with greater expertise lends a hand here. LAWinans (talk) 23:50, 23 July 2009 (UTC)

Suggested Merge with Vitamin[edit]

Any reason we shouldn't merge the two? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:38, 26 November 2008 (UTC)

No, I think not. All vitamins are micronutrients but not all micronutrients are vitamins. As the entry indicates some micronutrients are dietary minerals. Again, all micronutrients are not dietary minerals however.LAWinans (talk) 23:45, 23 July 2009 (UTC)

LAWinans's statement is not an argument against merging, but rather an argument against merging under the heading "Vitamin." Given that this entire article is about minerals except to say, "Vitamins are also micronutrients," I don't see any purpose in having three articles. There should either be one Micronutrients article that Vitamin and Mineral (nutrition) redirect to, or there should be two articles, one for vitamins and one for minerals, and the Micronutrient article should just be a tiny article with a definition and links to vitamin and mineral. The chosen solution should be determined by whether the Vitamin and Mineral articles are too long to be one. (talk) 20:11, 8 December 2009 (UTC)


What about micronutrients in regards to human nutrition? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:28, 18 September 2007 (UTC)

This Section should be included under the heading of plant nutrition, there is some doubling up. - Harry

I'm not a wiki expert, but there's definitely some information that is doubled up. - oneNemesis 9.31am 8/9/06 EST

"more than 2 billion children suffer from lowered IQ and retardation due to Iodine deficiency" - this claim sounds rather dubious, as 2 billion children is getting close to all children in the world! - Torst 05:31, 30 April 2007 (UTC)

Also Iodine has been removed from this page. Also this heading should not be part of plant nutrition because of the fact that almost all of these are needed for humans as well. And Torst that is true no matter what its stated as (sorry I couldnt get the wording right) - Aaron Sept. 14/07 —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:58, 14 September 2007 (UTC)

I navigated to this page looking for information (specifically the list of references usually found at the bottom of an article). I do not know how to add a reference but the world bank is referenced as an authority in the first section . I believe this might be a useful referenced for the claims made in that section. World Bank Report

Stanley Forrester —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:14, 17 February 2010 (UTC)

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