Zinc deficiency and human health: etiology, health consequences, and future solutions

@article{Gibson2012ZincDA,
  title={Zinc deficiency and human health: etiology, health consequences, and future solutions},
  author={Rosalind S. Gibson},
  journal={Plant and Soil},
  year={2012},
  volume={361},
  pages={291-299}
}
Multiple functions in the human body are affected by zinc deficiency. Here the etiology, assessment, health consequences, and intervention strategies for human zinc deficiency are discussed. A literature review was conducted to identify papers on the topics itemized using electronic databases. A major factor in the etiology of zinc deficiency is inadequate intakes, followed by physiological states increasing requirements, and pathological conditions resulting in poor absorption, excessive… CONTINUE READING

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