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Thursday, 24 February 2011

Zinc deficiency linked to diarrhea

Published in Curr Gastroenterol Rep. 1999 Oct;1(5):398-403.

Zinc and intestinal function.
Semrad CE.
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Physicians and Surgeons Building, 10-508, 630 West 168th Street, New York, NY 10032, USA.

This paper can be accessed at:

Semrad notes that diarrhea is both a sign and a cause of zinc deficiency. The best dietary sources of zinc are red meat, oysters and fish.

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