Influence of zinc on immunity in the elderly.

  • John D. Bogden
  • Published 2004 in The journal of nutrition, health & aging

Abstract

There is compelling evidence that demonstrates that severe zinc deficiency can cause substantial impairment of cellular immunity which can result in infection and even death. The effects on immunity of mild to moderate zinc deficiency are considerably less severe and may be subtle. Zinc supplementation, especially in combination with other micronutrients… (More)

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