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Minerals | Functions and Sources

How does the nutrient affect the body?

Minerals are important to many parts of the body. They are an important part of the bones. They maintain the body's fluid balance. They control the balance between acids and bases. They are parts of other important compounds, such as iron in blood, and iodine, which is a part of the thyroid hormone.

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Minerals: Overview & Description


Author: Clare Armstrong, MS, RD
Reviewer: Kimberly A. Tessmer, RD, LD
Date Reviewed: 04/02/01

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