Dietary zinc intake and the risk of depression in middle-aged men: a 20-year prospective follow-up study.

@article{Lehto2013DietaryZI,
  title={Dietary zinc intake and the risk of depression in middle-aged men: a 20-year prospective follow-up study.},
  author={Soili Marianne Lehto and Anu Ruusunen and Tommi Tolmunen and Sari Voutilainen and Tomi-Pekka Tuomainen and Jussi Kauhanen},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  year={2013},
  volume={150 2},
  pages={682-5}
}
BACKGROUND Zinc is an immunomodulatory trace element suggested to be beneficial in the augmentation of antidepressant therapy. Cross-sectional studies have also suggested an association between low dietary zinc and depression. This study examined the association between dietary zinc intake and depression in a prospective setting in initially depression-free men during a 20-year follow-up. METHODS The study formed a part of the population-based Kuopio Ischemic Heart Disease Risk Factor (KIHD… CONTINUE READING
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