Zinc status and serum testosterone levels of healthy adults.

  title={Zinc status and serum testosterone levels of healthy adults.},
  author={A. Prasad and C. Mantzoros and F. Beck and J. W. Hess and G. Brewer},
  volume={12 5},
  • A. Prasad, C. Mantzoros, +2 authors G. Brewer
  • Published 1996
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nutrition
  • Zinc deficiency is prevalent throughout the world, including the USA. [...] Key Method 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 deficiency induced by restricting dietary zinc intake. We also measured serum testosterone in nine elderly men (64 +/-Expand Abstract
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