Zinc status and serum testosterone levels of healthy adults.

@article{Prasad1996ZincSA,
  title={Zinc status and serum testosterone levels of healthy adults.},
  author={AnandaS. Prasad and Christos Socrates Mantzoros and Frances W J Beck and J. W. Hess and George J. Brewer},
  journal={Nutrition},
  year={1996},
  volume={12 5},
  pages={
          344-8
        }
}
Zinc deficiency is prevalent throughout the world, including the USA. Severe and moderate deficiency of zinc is associated with hypogonadism in men. However, the effect of marginal zinc deficiency on serum testosterone concentration is not known. We studied the relationship between cellular zinc concentrations and serum testosterone cross-sectionally in 40 normal men, 20 to 80 y of age. In four normal young men (27.5 +/- 0.5 y), we measured serum testosterone before and during marginal zinc… CONTINUE READING
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