Zinc deficiency mechanism linked to aging, multiple diseases
A new study has outlined for the first time a biological mechanism by which zinc deficiency can develop with age, leading to a decline of the immune system and increased inflammation associated with many health problems, including cancer, heart disease, autoimmune disease and diabetes.
The recommended daily intake is 11 mgs for adults, though aging adults don’t often absorb zinc well. Taking anything over 40 mgs each day can lead to problems.
Posted on October 2, 2012, in Aging, Cancer, Diet, Heart Disease, Immune System, Inflammation, Life Extension, Nutrition, Nutritive Medicine and tagged anti-aging, longevity, nutritional medicine, zinc. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.