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Nutr Rev. 2006 Jan;64(1):39-42.

Zinc: the new antidepressant?

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Program in Neuroscience, Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences, Florida State University, 237 Biomedical Research Facility, Tallahassee, FL 32306-4340, USA. levenson@neuro.fsu.edu

Abstract

Low serum zinc levels have been linked to major depression. Furthermore, zinc treatment has been shown to have an antidepressant effect. With the hope of understanding the role of zinc in mood disorders, recent work has begun to explore possible mechanisms of zinc action on serotonin uptake in the brain.

PMID:
16491668
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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