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Influence of zinc on immunity in the elderly.
J Nutr Health Aging 2004; 8(1):48-54JN

Abstract

There is compelling evidence that demonstrates that severe zinc deficiency can cause substantial impairment of cellular immunity which can result in infection and even death. The effects on immunity of mild to moderate zinc deficiency are considerably less severe and may be subtle. Zinc supplementation, especially in combination with other micronutrients, can enhance immunity if an underlying deficiency is present. Supplementation with zinc as a single nutrient, especially at high doses, can have adverse effects that include interfering with copper nutriture and impairment of immune functions.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, PO Box 1709, Newark, NJ 07101-1709, USA. bogden@umdnj.edu

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

14730367

Citation

Bogden, J D.. "Influence of Zinc On Immunity in the Elderly." The Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging, vol. 8, no. 1, 2004, pp. 48-54.
Bogden JD. Influence of zinc on immunity in the elderly. J Nutr Health Aging. 2004;8(1):48-54.
Bogden, J. D. (2004). Influence of zinc on immunity in the elderly. The Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging, 8(1), pp. 48-54.
Bogden JD. Influence of Zinc On Immunity in the Elderly. J Nutr Health Aging. 2004;8(1):48-54. PubMed PMID: 14730367.
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