The nonspecific signs and symptoms of zinc deficiency and the current lack of a sensitive biomarker require that clinicians recognize the scenarios in which zinc deficiency may occur and obtain a targeted medical evaluation


The critical importance of adequate zinc status to human health, including normal growth and development, is indisputable. The high prevalence of zinc deficiency on a global Published online: May 3, 2013 Prof. Nancy F. Krebs, MD, MS University of Colorado School of Medicine 12700 East 19th Ave, Room 5025, Box C225 Aurora, CO 80045 (USA) E-Mail nancy.krebs… (More)


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