Severe zinc deficiency depresses immune function , and even mild to moderate degrees of zinc deficiency can impair macrophage and neutrophil functions, natural killer cell activity, and complement activity . Am J Clin Nutr 2003;78 (3 Suppl):633S-9S. Effect of zinc sulphate on the absorption of tetracycline and doxycycline in man. As previously noted, the safety of intranasal zinc has been called into question because of numerous reports of anosmia (loss of smell), in some cases long-lasting or permanent, from the use of zinc-containing nasal gels or sprays [17-19]. BMJ 2007;335:755. (6% DV) 0.8mg. Lamb. [, Newsome DA, Swartz M, Leone NC, Elston RC, Miller E. Oral zinc in macular degeneration. Thus, the bioavailability of zinc from grains and plant foods is lower than that from animal foods, although many grain- and plant-based foods are still good sources of zinc . The value of methods to determine zinc deficiency in patients with Crohn's disease. [, Singh M, Das RR. 2011 Feb 16;2:CD001364. Does oral zinc aid the healing of chronic leg ulcers? [, Prasad AS, Beck FW, Grabowski SM, Kaplan J, Mathog RH. Although zinc deficiencies are rare in the United States, people should always speak to a doctor if they have concerns about their nutrient intake. MNT is the registered trade mark of Healthline Media. Am J Clin Nutr 1998;68 (2 Suppl):509S -12S. Zinc deficiency and corticosteroids in the pathogenesis of alcoholic brain dysfunction—a review. Drug Saf 1995;12:314-33. In some respects, zinc is chemically similar to magnesium: both elements exhibit only one normal oxidation state (+2), and the Zn and Mg ions are of similar size. Sandstrom B. Bioavailability of zinc. Zinc deficiency: a special challenge. [, Ploysangam A, Falciglia GA, Brehm BJ. Brown KH, Allen LH, Peerson J. Zinc supplementation and children's growth: a meta-analysis of intervention trials. Pregnant women, particularly those starting their pregnancy with marginal zinc status, are at increased risk of becoming zinc insufficient due, in part, to high fetal requirements for zinc . Vegetarians sometimes require as much as 50% more of the RDA for zinc than non-vegetarians . Zinc toxicity can occur in both acute and chronic forms. J Infect Dis 2008 ;197:795-802. Iron fortification programs have been credited with improving the iron status of millions of women, infants, and children. Am J Clin Nutr 1998;68:447S-63S. High dose zinc increases hospital admissions due to genitourinary complications. However, because AREDS2 had fewer participants than the original AREDS study, and fewer than half took the lower zinc formula, the researchers view this finding as preliminary. These all contain around 1–2 mg of zinc per serving. [, Lomaestro BM, Bailie GR. [, American Dietetic Association, Dietitians of Canada. This means that male vegans and vegetarians may need to eat about 16.5 mg of zinc each day, while females following these eating patterns should eat up to 12 mg per day. Compared with placebo, the zinc lozenges significantly reduced the duration of cold symptoms (cough, nasal discharge, and muscle aches) . [, Kang YJ, Zhou Z. Zinc prevention and treatment of alcoholic liver disease. [, Beck FW, Prasad AS, Kaplan J, Fitzgerald JT, Brewer GJ. All rights reserved. Zinc deposits are broadly classified on the basis of how they are formed. Dietary antioxidants and primary prevention of age related macular degeneration: systematic review and meta-analysis. Individuals with low zinc levels have shown reduced lymphocyte proliferation response to mitogens and other adverse alterations in immunity that can be corrected by zinc supplementation [52,54]. In a population-based cohort study in the Netherlands, high dietary intake of zinc as well as beta carotene, vitamin C, and vitamin E was associated with reduced risk of AMD in elderly subjects . In some cases, fortified foods and dietary supplements may be useful in providing one or more nutrients that otherwise may be consumed in less-than-recommended amounts.". Zinc is an essential trace element in the human body, where it is found in high concentration in the red blood cells as an essential part of the enzyme carbonic anhydrase, which promotes many reactions relating to carbon dioxide metabolism. Modern Nutrition in Health and Disease, 10th ed. The World Health Organization and UNICEF now recommend short-term zinc supplementation (20 mg of zinc per day, or 10 mg for infants under 6 months, for 10–14 days) to treat acute childhood diarrhea . In this article, we look at the research, including whether or not it…, Good nutrition can help improve health and lower the risk of diseases at all ages. Very little zinc is in the ocean. It is required for the catalytic activity of approximately 100 enzymes [1,2] and it plays a role in immune function [3,4], protein synthesis , wound healing , DNA synthesis [2,4], and cell division . J Am Pharm Assoc (2003) 2004;44:594-603. 4mg. Food Assistance and Nutrition Report Number 36, 2003. Aging (Milano) 1995;7:77-93. Effects of zinc deficiency on Th1 and Th2 cytokine shifts. [, van Leeuwen R, Boekhoorn S, Vingerling JR, Witteman JC, Klaver CC, Hofman A, et al. Nutr Rev 1998;56:27-8. Iron-deficiency anemia is a serious world-wide public health problem. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service. Weight loss, delayed healing of wounds, taste abnormalities, and mental lethargy can also occur [5,8,29-33]. Am J Clin Nutr 1998;68 (2 Suppl):414S-7S. Zinc is produced mainly from three types of deposits: sedimentary exhalative (Sedex), Mississippi Valley type (MVT), and volcanogenic massive sulfide (VMS). Plasma or serum zinc levels are the most commonly used indices for evaluating zinc deficiency, but these levels do not necessarily reflect cellular zinc status due to tight homeostatic control mechanisms . The elemental zinc content appears in the Supplement Facts panel on the supplement container. Laryngoscope 2006;116:217-20. Alcohol Clin Exp Res 1994;18:895-901. [, Dixon LB, Winkleby MA, Radimer KL. Currently, these safety concerns have not been found to be associated with cold lozenges containing zinc. This article offers science-based nutrition tips for a healthier…. Oysters contain more zinc per serving than any other food, but red meat and poultry provide the majority of zinc in the American diet. J Nutr 2007;137:1101-5. Dietary intakes and serum nutrients differ between adults from food-insufficient and food-sufficient families: Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1988-1994. Among these 50+ countries, the worlds largest zinc producers are Canada, Australia, China, Peru and the United States. If … Zinc, a nutrient found throughout your body, helps your immune system and metabolism function. Zinc is also present in some denture adhesive creams at levels ranging from 17–34 mg/g . A daily intake of zinc is required to maintain a steady state because the body has no specialized zinc storage system . Get the latest research information from NIH: https://www.nih.gov/coronavirus, Have a question? [, Shankar AH, Prasad AS. Proc Assoc Am Physicians 1997;109:68-77. Zinc group element, any of the four chemical elements that constitute Group 12 (IIb) of the periodic table—namely, zinc (Zn), cadmium (Cd), mercury (Hg), and copernicium (Cn). [, Valberg LS, Flanagan PR, Kertesz A, Bondy DC. Zinc: an overview. Interagency Board for Nutrition Monitoring and Related Research. People can find zinc supplements at their local pharmacy or drugstore. [, Wester PO. The zinc present in the pancreas may aid in the storage of insulin. http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm166931.htm, Advance data from vital and health statistics no 258, http://www.ers.usda.gov/publications/fanrr36/fanrr36.pdf, http://www.unicef.org/nutrition/files/ENAcute_Diarrhoea_reprint.pdf, Oysters, cooked, breaded and fried, 3 ounces, Baked beans, canned, plain or vegetarian, ½ cup, Breakfast cereal, fortified with 25% of the DV for zinc, 1 serving, Oatmeal, instant, plain, prepared with water, 1 packet, Chicken breast, roasted, skin removed, ½ breast. For this reason, dietary supplement formulations containing high levels of zinc, such as the one used in the AREDS study , sometimes contain copper. Zinc nutritional status is difficult to measure adequately using laboratory tests [2,34,35] due to its distribution throughout the body as a component of various proteins and nucleic acids . Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 1996;37:1225-35. [, Wintergerst ES, Maggini S, Hornig DH. Absorption interactions with fluoroquinolones. J Nutr 2001;131:1232-46. Dig Dis Sci. During the era of the Roman Empire, people used zinc to alloy copper into brass for weapons. Lancet 2005;366:999-1004. Dietary intake of antioxidants and risk of age-related macular degeneration. Phytates—which are present in whole-grain breads, cereals, legumes, and other foods—bind zinc and inhibit its absorption [2,12,13]. Krasovec M, Frenk E. Acrodermatitis enteropathica secondary to Crohn's disease. [, Brewer GJ, Yuzbasiyan-Gurkan V, Johnson V, Dick RD, Wang Y. Eur J Clin Pharmacol 1975;9:131-4. This means that zinc contained in grains and plants is not as well absorbed as zinc found in seafood and meat. Zinc is also found in many cold lozenges and some over-the-counter drugs sold as cold remedies. Two other small clinical trials evaluated the effects of supplementation with 200 mg zinc sulfate (providing 45 mg zinc) for 2 years in subjects with drusen or macular degeneration. [, Spain RI, Leist TP, De Sousa EA. One case report cited severe nausea and vomiting within 30 minutes of ingesting 4 g of zinc gluconate (570 mg elemental zinc) . Zinc deficiency causes alterations in immune response that probably contribute to increased susceptibility to infections, such as those that cause diarrhea, especially in children . J Infect Dis 2000;182 (Suppl):S62-8. Sandstead HH. They recommend use of an AREDS formulation providing 80 mg zinc [79,80]. Instead, they will often consider the person’s symptoms and average dietary intakes when determining if they are zinc deficient. J Lab Clin Med 1994;124:322-7. Zinc also supports normal growth and development during pregnancy, childhood, and adolescence [6-8] and is required for proper sense of taste and smell . Ann Pharmacother 1996;30:186-7. Other good food sources include beans, nuts, certain types of seafood (such as crab and lobster), whole grains, fortified breakfast cereals, and dairy products [2,11]. 3 ounces: 6.7 milligrams (45 percent DV) Lamb is a rich source of many vitamins minerals. A Cochrane review concluded that the evidence supporting the use of antioxidant vitamins and zinc for AMD comes primarily from the AREDS study . [, Ribar DS, Hamrick KS. 2008 Aug 26;71(9):639-43. Prolonged use of thiazide diuretics could deplete zinc tissue levels, so clinicians should monitor zinc status in patients taking these medications. Dynamics of Poverty and Food Sufficiency. Therapeutic and preventive effects of zinc on serious childhood infectious diseases in developing countries. Unlike some nutrients that are more difficult to obtain from food alone, such as vitamin D, zinc is readily found in both animal and plant-based foods. [, Hunt JR. Bioavailability of iron, zinc, and other trace minerals from vegetarian diets. Eur J Clin Nutr 1997;51 (1 Suppl):S17-9. Zinc is an elemental metal. The primary zinc smelter and refinery are found in Risdon (Tasmania) and Townsville (Queensland) respectively. Neither zinc gluconate nor zinc acetate lozenges affected the duration or severity of cold symptoms in 281 subjects with natural (not experimentally induced) colds in another trial . Zinc is also found in large concentrations in the choroid layer of the retina which is an extension of the brain. ... Foods in nutrient-dense forms contain essential vitamins and minerals and also dietary fiber and other naturally occurring substances that may have positive health effects. [, Fischer Walker CL, Black RE. A few zinc mines in Canada, Australia, Ireland and Namibia will close within this decade due to depletion. King JC, Cousins RJ. Hambidge KM, Mild zinc deficiency in human subjects. This is a fact sheet intended for health professionals. Third Report on Nutrition Monitoring in the United States. Zinc is present in many natural foods, and many manufacturers add zinc to foods such as cereals. Losing fat around the legs is a common goal. [, Navarro S, Valderrama R, To-Figueras J, Gimenez A, Lopez JM, Campo E, et al. Arch Ophthalmol 2001;119:1417-36. [, Stur M, Tittl M, Reitner A, Meisinger V. Oral zinc and the second eye in age-related macular degeneration. [, Hambidge KM, Krebs NF. In addition, the variety and amount of food consumed by many alcoholics is limited, leading to inadequate zinc intake [2,49,50]. It is also found in other minerals such as hemimorphite (zinc silicate), smithsonite (zinc carbonate) and wurtzite (zinc sulfide). (12% DV) 0.6mg. [. In another clinical trial involving 273 participants with experimentally induced colds, zinc gluconate lozenges (providing 13.3 mg zinc) significantly reduced the duration of illness compared with placebo but had no effect on symptom severity . In North America, overt zinc deficiency is uncommon . Zinc supplementation during lactation. It is listed on the Periodic Table as "Zn," with an atomic number of 30 and an atomic weight of 65.37, and it melts at 788°F (420°C). However, research has not shown that the general use of zinc sulfate in patients with chronic leg ulcers or arterial or venous ulcers is effective [61,62]. [, Heyneman CA. (36% DV) 2mg. Food Labeling: Revision of the Nutrition and Supplement Facts Labels and Serving Sizes of Foods That Can Reasonably Be Consumed at One Eating Occasion; Dual-Column Labeling; Updating, Modifying, and Establishing Certain Reference Amounts Customarily Consumed; Serving Size for Breath Mints; and Technical Amendments; Proposed Extension of Compliance Dates. 1.3mg. [, Prasad AS. Other zinc sources in a person’s diet include low fat yogurt, pumpkin seeds, milk, chickpeas, instant oatmeal, almonds, and Cheddar cheese. Met Ions Biol Syst 2004;41:103-37. [, Age-Related Eye Disease Study Research Group. Treatment of Wilson's disease with zinc: XI. [, Black RE. [, Hooper PL, Visconti L, Garry PJ, Johnson GE. Phytates are found in whole-grain bread, cereals, and legumes. [, Caulfield LE, Zavaleta N, Shankar AH, Merialdi M. Potential contribution of maternal zinc supplementation during pregnancy to maternal and child survival. per Avocado. Estimated Average Requirement (EAR): Average daily level of intake estimated to meet the requirements of 50% of healthy individuals; usually used to assess the nutrient intakes of groups of people and to plan nutritionally adequate diets for them; can also be used to assess the nutrient intakes of individuals. Calamine was also locally mined elsewhere, particularly around Harptree. For more information about building a healthy diet, refer to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's MyPlate. Techniques to increase zinc bioavailability include soaking beans, grains, and seeds in water for several hours before cooking them and allowing them to sit after soaking until sprouts form . In addition to breast milk, infants aged 7–12 months should consume age-appropriate foods or formula containing zinc . J Am Coll Nutr 1996;15:113-20. Position of the American Dietetic Association and Dietitians of Canada: vegetarian diets. Treatment of naturally acquired common colds with zinc: a structured review. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2006;(2):CD000254. Individuals who have or are developing AMD should talk to their healthcare provider about taking a zinc-containing AREDS supplement. (14% DV) (20% DV) Nutrition Facts for Firm Tofu. Zinc supplementation has been shown to improve growth in children with sickle cell disease . Solomons NW. Pancreas 1994;9:270-4. In: Mills CF, ed. [, Prasad AS. Am J Clin Nutr 2007;86:1167-73. Reductions in a copper-containing enzyme, a marker of copper status, have been reported with even moderately high zinc intakes of approximately 60 mg/day for up to 10 weeks . Zinc supplementation alone significantly reduced the risk of developing advanced AMD in subjects at higher risk but not in the total study population. Zinc is found primarily in animal products such as beef, poultry, and shellfish. [, Bhutta ZA, Bird SM, Black RE, Brown KH, Gardner JM, Hidayat A, et al. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans describes a healthy eating pattern as one that: This fact sheet by the Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) provides information that should not take the place of medical advice. Subscribe to receive an email notification when a publication is added to this page. Ask ODS BMJ 2003;326:409-10. Back to Rocks and Minerals Articles Peter Russell and Tharsika Tharmanathan Zinc (Zn) is a bluish-white shiny metal that is fragile at room temperature, but becomes malleable at 100 degrees Celsius. The ULs do not apply to individuals receiving zinc for medical treatment, but such individuals should be under the care of a physician who monitors them for adverse health effects. Ann Nutr Metab 2007;51:301-23. In … Int J Food Sci Nutr 1995;46:53-63. For infants aged 0 to 6 months, the FNB established an AI for zinc that is equivalent to the mean intake of zinc in healthy, breastfed infants. Zinc is a chemical element with the symbol Zn and atomic number 30. When the investigators considered intakes from both food and dietary supplements, they found that 20%–25% of older adults still had inadequate zinc intakes . (7% DV) Nutrition Facts for Avocados. Several studies are described below in which zinc is administered as a lozenge or zinc-containing syrup that temporarily "sticks" in the mouth and throat. Leonard MB, Zemel BS, Kawchak DA, Ohene-Frempong K, Stallings VA. Zinc requirements and the risks and benefits of zinc supplementation. Mol Aspects Med 2005;26:391-404. Long-term intakes above the UL increase the risk of adverse health effects . Last medically reviewed on July 31, 2019, Some believe that nightshade vegetables, including potatoes, tomatoes, and eggplants, may cause inflammation or make arthritis worse. The author of another review completed in 2004 also concluded that zinc can reduce the duration and severity of cold symptoms . Zinc deficiency: its characterization and treatment. Mineral intakes of elderly adult supplement and non-supplement users in the third national health and nutrition examination survey. [, Brooks WA, Santosham M, Naheed A, Goswami D, Wahed MA, Diener-West M, et al. [. 10% DV zinc per cup of… Am J Clin Nutr 2002;75:300-7. Arch Dermatol 1998;134:1556-60. Numerous case reports of anosmia (loss of the sense of smell), in some cases long-lasting or permanent, have been associated with the use of zinc-containing nasal gels or sprays [17,18]. J Am Coll Nutr 1993;12:26-30. Research has not determined whether differences exist among forms of zinc in absorption, bioavailability, or tolerability. Acta Med Scand 1980;208:209-12. In this article, learn about the benefits of zinc and which foods to eat to ensure adequate intake. Taking the antibiotic at least 2 hours before or 4–6 hours after taking a zinc supplement minimizes this interaction . J Toxicol Clin Toxicol 1998;36:99-101. While use of these products as directed (0.5–1.5 g/day) is not of concern, chronic, excessive use can lead to zinc toxicity, resulting in copper deficiency and neurologic disease. [, Broun ER, Greist A, Tricot G, Hoffman R. Excessive zinc ingestion. (Source: USDA) Most Americans obtain zinc through the intake of beef and poultry, which provide around 3 to 7 milligrams per 100-gram serving. Zinc was principally mined around Shipham and Rowberrow, where abundant evidence of the mining activity can be seen in the form of ‘gruffy ground’. [, Alexander TH, Davidson TM. Am J Clin Nutr 2000;72:1516-22. Contribution of selected vitamins and trace elements to immune function. Am J Clin Nutr 1998;68:476S-9S. Intake recommendations for zinc and other nutrients are provided in the Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) developed by the Food and Nutrition Board (FNB) at the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies (formerly National Academy of Sciences) . [, Turner RB, Cetnarowski WE. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recommend the following daily intake of zinc: It is well known that of all food types, oysters contain the most zinc per serving. Although the largest zinc mine is the Red Dog Mine, located in Alaska, zinc mines exist in 50 countries around the world. Acute diarrhea is associated with high rates of mortality among children in developing countries . These alterations in immune function might explain why low zinc status has been associated with increased susceptibility to pneumonia and other infections in children in developing countries and the elderly [55-58]. We encourage you to talk to your healthcare providers (doctor, registered dietitian, pharmacist, etc.) [. [, Rink L, Gabriel P. Zinc and the immune system. Tolerable Upper Intake Level (UL): Maximum daily intake unlikely to cause adverse health effects. Adequate Intake (AI): Intake at this level is assumed to ensure nutritional adequacy; established when evidence is insufficient to develop an RDA. Zinc is usually a gray metallic color, but it can be polished to a shiny silver luster. Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA): Average daily level of intake sufficient to meet the nutrient requirements of nearly all (97%–98%) healthy individuals; often used to plan nutritionally adequate diets for individuals. The adult body contains about two to three grams of zinc. Updated: July 15, 2020 History of changes to this fact sheet, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Strengthening Knowledge and Understanding of Dietary Supplements, My Dietary Supplement and Medicine Record, How To Evaluate Health Information on the Internet, NIH Consortium for Advancing Research on Botanical and Other Natural Products (CARBON) Program, Analytical Methods and Reference Materials (AMRM), Dietary Supplement Ingredient Database (DSID), Computer Access to Research on Dietary Supplements (CARDS) Database, Dietary Reference Intakes for Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Arsenic, Boron, Chromium, Copper, Iodine, Iron, Manganese, Molybdenum, Nickel, Silicon, Vanadium, and Zinc, Guidance for Industry: A Food Labeling Guide. FDA required manufacturers to use these new labels starting in January 2020, but companies with annual sales of less than $10 million may continue to use the old labels that list a zinc DV of 15 mg until January 2021 [14,16]. [, Anderson I. Zinc as an aid to healing. Zinc is also found in many cold lozenges and some over-the-counter drugs sold as cold remedies. [, Simmer K, Thompson RP. Most infants (especially those who are formula fed), children, and adults in the United States consume recommended amounts of zinc according to two national surveys, the 1988–1991 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III)  and the 1994 Continuing Survey of Food Intakes of Individuals (CSFII) . Exercises that tone the leg muscles and various lifestyle changes can help achieve this. Intranasal zinc and anosmia: the zinc-induced anosmia syndrome. [, Whittaker P. Iron and zinc interactions in humans. Am J Clin Nutr 1998;68 (2 Suppl):499S-508S. about your interest in, questions about, or use of dietary supplements and what may be best for your overall health. Zinc-induced copper deficiency: a report of three cases initially recognized on bone marrow examination. Zinc can reduce the absorption and action of penicillamine, a drug used to treat rheumatoid arthritis . Zinc is a slightly brittle metal at room temperature and has a blue-silvery appearance when oxidation is removed. [. Zinc deficiency, infectious disease and mortality in the developing world. Food Labeling: Revision of the Nutrition and Supplement Facts Labels. Zinc is one of the most common elements in the Earth’s crust. Zinc is not found in its pure elemental form, but is found in minerals in the Earth's crust where it is about the 24th most abundant element. Zinc deficiency in women, infants and children. Ervin RB, Kennedy-Stephenson J. If a person chooses to supplement their diet with zinc, they may wish to avoid taking it at the same time as supplements of calcium, copper, folic acid, iron, and magnesium. Biol Trace Elem Res 1995;49:211-25. Zinc is not found as a metal in the earth's crust. Zinc is involved in numerous aspects of cellular metabolism. Altern Ther Health Med 2006;12:34-8. [, Black RE. DRI is the general term for a set of reference values used for planning and assessing nutrient intakes of healthy people. AREDS2 found that a formulation providing 25 mg zinc (about one-third the amount in the original formulation) provided the same protective effect against developing advanced AMD. Zinc deficiency is characterized by growth retardation, loss of appetite, and impaired immune function. Pediatrics 2008;121:326-36. Zinc is also a necessary element for proper growth and development of humans, animals, and plants; it is the second most common trace metal, after iron, naturally found in the human body. In this crude process, the zinc was captured by the co… Zinc is involved in numerous aspects of cellular metabolism. [, Eby GA, Halcomb WW. Zinc is commonly found in mineral deposits along with other base metals, such as copper and lead. Zinc is an essential mineral that is naturally present in some foods, added to others, and available as a dietary supplement. [, Prasad AS. In addition, they might benefit from using certain food preparation techniques that reduce the binding of zinc by phytates and increase its bioavailability. J Am Diet Assoc 2003;103:748-65. [, Hulisz D. Efficacy of zinc against common cold viruses: an overview. * DV = Daily Value. [, Lansdown AB, Mirastschijski U, Stubbs N, Scanlon E, Agren MS. Zinc in wound healing: theoretical, experimental, and clinical aspects. Nurs Times 1995;91:68, 70. [, Wilkinson EA, Hawke CI. Zinc is needed for the proper growth and maintenance of the human body. Of the 14 randomized, placebo-controlled studies included, 7 (5 using zinc lozenges, 2 using a nasal gel) showed that the zinc treatment had a beneficial effect and 7 (5 using zinc lozenges, 1 using a nasal spray, and 1 using lozenges and a nasal spray) showed no effect. Zinc is present in several products, including some labeled as homeopathic medications, sold over the counter for the treatment and prevention of colds. Mild human zinc deficiency produces an imbalance between cell-mediated and humoral immunity. 1995 update. However, most people get their zinc from poultry and red meat. Plasma zinc status, growth, and maturation in children with sickle cell disease. [, The Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2 (AREDS2) Research Group. Gastrointestinal surgery and digestive disorders (such as ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, and short bowel syndrome) can decrease zinc absorption and increase endogenous zinc losses primarily from the gastrointestinal tract and, to a lesser extent, from the kidney [2,29,38,39]. [, Wang LC, Busbey S. Images in clinical medicine. 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