Nitrogen utilization, enzyme activity, glucose intolerance and leukocyte chemotaxis in human experimental zinc depletion.


We previously reported significant decreases in plasma, whole blood, urinary, seminal and fecal zinc in six young men consuming a semipurified formula diet providing 0.28 mg zinc and 0.8/kg protein per day for 4-9 weeks. During a one-week baseline period, 15.7 mg of zinc (as ZnSO4) were fed; three of the men were repleted with 6.0, 23.2 or 46.3 mg zinc for… (More)


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