Micronutrient intake and the risk of herpes zoster: a case-control study.

@article{Thomas2006MicronutrientIA,
  title={Micronutrient intake and the risk of herpes zoster: a case-control study.},
  author={Sara L. Thomas and Jeremy G Wheeler and Andrew J Hall},
  journal={International journal of epidemiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={35 2},
  pages={307-14}
}
BACKGROUND Herpes zoster can seriously impair quality of life and may also be a marker for age-related immune decline (immunosenescence). Diets low in micronutrients may increase the risk of zoster by temporarily compromising cell-mediated immune function or by hastening immunosenescence. METHODS Primary objectives were to examine the association between risk of zoster and (i) dietary intake of vitamins A, B(6), C, E, folic acid, zinc, and iron, and (ii) fruit and vegetable consumption. We… CONTINUE READING