Zinc in depression: a meta-analysis.

@article{Swardfager2013ZincID,
  title={Zinc in depression: a meta-analysis.},
  author={Walter Swardfager and Nathan Herrmann and Graham Mazereeuw and Kyle Goldberger and Tetsuhiro Harimoto and Krista L. Lanct{\^o}t},
  journal={Biological psychiatry},
  year={2013},
  volume={74 12},
  pages={872-8}
}
BACKGROUND Zinc is an essential micronutrient with diverse biological roles in cell growth, apoptosis and metabolism, and in the regulation of endocrine, immune, and neuronal functions implicated in the pathophysiology of depression. This study sought to quantitatively summarize the clinical data comparing peripheral blood zinc concentrations between depressed and nondepressed subjects. METHODS PubMed, Cumulated Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, and PsycINFO were searched for… CONTINUE READING
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