Experimental zinc deficiency in humans.

  title={Experimental zinc deficiency in humans.},
  author={Ananda S. Prasad and P I Rabbani and A Abbasii and E Bowersox and Maurice S. Fox},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  volume={89 4},
The effects of a mild zinc-deficient state in humans were studied. Four male volunteers received restricted zinc intake for several weeks under strict metabolic conditions. As a result of dietary zinc restriction, a decrease in zinc concentration of plasma, erythrocytes, leukocytes, and urine was observed. Changes in the activities of zinc-dependent enzymes in the plasma such as alkaline phosphatase and ribonuclease were also related to the dietary zinc status. An adverse effect of zinc… CONTINUE READING

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