Coronary heart disease: the zinc/copper hypothesis.

  title={Coronary heart disease: the zinc/copper hypothesis.},
  author={Leslie M. Klevay},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  volume={28 7},
Epidemiologic and metabolic data are consanant with the hypothesis thata metabolic imbalance in regard to zinc and copper ia a major factor in the etiology of coronary heart disease. This metabolic imbalance is either a relative or an absoulte deficincey of copper characterized by a high ratio of zinc to copper. The imbalance results in hypercholesterolemia and increased mortaility die to coronary heart disease. The imbalance can occur due to the amounts of zince and copper in human food, to… CONTINUE READING

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