Serum Zinc Concentrations Correlate with Mental and Physical Status of Nursing Home Residents

@inproceedings{Markiewiczukowska2015SerumZC,
  title={Serum Zinc Concentrations Correlate with Mental and Physical Status of Nursing Home Residents},
  author={Renata Markiewicz-Żukowska and Anna Gutowska and Maria Halina Borawska},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2015}
}
INTRODUCTION Zinc (Zn) is one of the most important trace elements in the body. Zn deficiency seems to play a role in the development of age-related diseases and impairment of quality of life. Zn status has been especially studied in free-living or hospitalised people, but data from older residents of nursing homes are scarce. This study aimed to determine the Zn status among the older individuals in correlation to their mental and physical performance. METHODS A total of 100 participants… CONTINUE READING
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