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Exp Gerontol. 2008 May;43(5):394-408. doi: 10.1016/j.exger.2007.12.002. Epub 2007 Dec 14.

Zinc supplementation for the treatment or prevention of disease: current status and future perspectives.

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Institute of Immunology, University Hospital, RWTH Aachen University, Germany.

Abstract

Zinc is a nutritionally essential trace element, and thus zinc deficiency may severely affect human health. Many studies were published in which the effect of nutritional zinc supplementation on the incidence or severity of a certain disease was investigated. This review summarizes the main observations and aims to evaluate the use of nutritional zinc supplementation for prevention and treatment of human disease.

PMID:
18221847
DOI:
10.1016/j.exger.2007.12.002
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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