Zinc

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Zinc is an essential element found in hundreds of enzymes, plays a role in immune function and can modulate brain excitability.

Notable studies[edit]

A study found serum zinc to be significantly lower in CFS patients when compared to controls.[1][2]

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References[edit]

  1. Maes, Michael; Mihaylova, Ivana; Leunis, Jean-Claude (December 2005), "In chronic fatigue syndrome, the decreased levels of omega-3 poly-unsaturated fatty acids are related to lowered serum zinc and defects in T cell activation", Neuro Endocrinology Letters, 26 (6): 745–751, ISSN 0172-780X, PMID 16380690 
  2. Maes, Michael; Mihaylova, Ivana; De Ruyter, Marcel (February 2006), "Lower serum zinc in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS): relationships to immune dysfunctions and relevance for the oxidative stress status in CFS", Journal of Affective Disorders, 90 (2-3): 141–147, ISSN 0165-0327, PMID 16338007, doi:10.1016/j.jad.2005.11.002 


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