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  • 1 Middle East Technical University Department of Chemistry 06531 Ankara Turkey
  • | 2 International Atomic Energy Agency P.O.Box 100 A-1400 Vienna Austria
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The minor and trace element content of diet samples from two different social population groups were determined. Samples were prepared by duplicate portion technique by colecting everything 16 subjects ate and drank during a 3-day period. Samples were homogenized, freeze-dried and elemental concentrations of Br, Co, Cr, Cs, Fe, K, Na, Rb, Sc, Se and Zn were determined by instrumental neutron activation analysis. Elemental concentrations and daily dietary intake of the elements were compared with the diets of other nations.