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Nutr Rev. 2012 Jul;70(7):410-3. doi: 10.1111/j.1753-4887.2012.00486.x. Epub 2012 May 22.

Improving treatments and outcomes: an emerging role for zinc in traumatic brain injury.

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Department of Biomedical Sciences, Florida State University College of Medicine, Tallahassee, Florida, USA.

Abstract

Traumatic brain injury is associated with a wide variety of behavioral deficits, including memory loss, depression, and anxiety. While treatments for these outcomes are currently limited, human clinical data suggest that supplemental zinc can be used during recovery to improve cognitive and behavioral deficits associated with brain injury. Additionally, pre-clinical models suggest that zinc may increase resilience to traumatic brain injury, making it potentially useful in populations at risk for injury.

PMID:
22747843
PMCID:
PMC3801180
DOI:
10.1111/j.1753-4887.2012.00486.x
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