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Latest zinc deficiency Stories

2009-08-30 13:05:59

Scientists have developed a new molecular sensor that can reveal the amount of zinc in cells, which could tell us more about a number of diseases, including type 2 diabetes. The research, published today in Nature Methods, opens the door to the hidden world of zinc biology by giving scientists an accurate way of measuring the concentration of zinc and its location in cells for the first time. Zinc is involved in many processes in the body and five percent of all the proteins made by the...

2009-05-05 17:42:26

Researchers in India suggest zinc supplements may be no more effective than a placebo in treating diarrhea in children. The randomized controlled trial of zinc and zinc and copper supplements, published in BMC Medicine, involved a group of 808 children in Nagpur, India. The expected beneficial effects of zinc supplementation for acute diarrhea were not observed, study leader Archana Patel of the Lata Medical Research Foundation said in a statement. Therapeutic zinc or zinc and copper...

2008-07-01 12:00:15

By SUZY COHEN Question: I take Nexium for heartburn and enalapril (Vasotec) for blood pressure. I'm losing my hearing and some of my hair. Now I have symptoms of an enlarged prostate so my doctor has prescribed Proscar. Will it interact with the other drugs that I'm already taking? -- L.A., Denver Answer: No, it won't interact. But I have to tell you, your symptoms sound a lot like zinc deficiency. It used to only occur in underdeveloped countries, but today it occurs in...

2005-12-02 11:34:15

Los Banos, Philippines "“ Breeding rice with higher levels of iron can have an important impact on reducing micronutrient malnutrition, according to a new study in the Journal of Nutrition. The research, conducted by scientists from the Philippines and the United States, is a major step forward in the battle against iron deficiency, one of the developing world's most debilitating and intractable public health problems affecting nearly 2 billion people. The lead authors of the article,...

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2005-04-26 07:20:00

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) -- Zinc improved the memory of seventh-graders who took part in the research, a study found. A total of 209 of them were involved in a study at the federal Human Nutrition Research Center in Grand Forks from 2002 through 2004. James Penland, the project's lead researcher, said students who were given 20 milligrams of zinc a day with a glass of orange juice performed better in recalling information than students who were given 10 milligrams or students given a placebo...


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