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Zinc supplementation decreases incidence of infections in the elderly: effect of zinc on generation of cytokines and oxidative stress.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
The American journal of clinical nutrition
Publication Date
Volume
85
Issue
3
Pages
837–844
Identifiers
PMID: 17344507
Source
Medline
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Abstract

After zinc supplementation, the incidence of infections was significantly lower, plasma zinc was significantly higher, and generation of tumor necrosis factor alpha and oxidative stress markers was significantly lower in the zinc-supplemented than in the placebo group.

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