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2017 abstract: Multiple Deficiencies in Elder Care Residents

Multiple Micronutrient Deficiencies Exist in Aged-care Residents, with Serum Zinc, not Iron, Being a Major Predictor of Anemia
http://www.fasebj.org/content/31/1_Supp ... 60.2.short

Abstract

Background Anemia is a significant comorbidity in older adults with a complex etiology that is not fully attributable to iron deficiency. Other micronutrient and non-nutritional health-related associations have also been implicated as possible causal factors.

Objective To examine the relations of serum iron, zinc, selenium and vitamin ...
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2016 abstract: MS brain volume loss with low serum vit A

Serum Retinol Levels are Associated with Brain Volume Loss in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis
http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10 ... 6686261%20

Background: Brain atrophy has been recognised as an endpoint of irreversible tissue loss that is closely associated with disability in patient with multiple sclerosis (MS). Although predicting future brain volume loss is important, studies have been shown only few biomarkers that can predict brain volume loss (BVL).

Objective: The aim of this ...
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2007 study: Zinc vs gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria

Human Peptidoglycan Recognition Proteins Require Zinc to Kill Both Gram-Positive and Gram-Negative Bacteria, and Are Synergistic with Antibacterial Peptides
http://www.jimmunol.org/content/178/5/3116.short
Mammals have four peptidoglycan recognition proteins (PGRPs or PGLYRPs), which are secreted innate immunity pattern recognition molecules with effector functions. In this study, we demonstrate that human PGLYRP-1, PGLYRP-3, PGLYRP-4, and PGLYRP-3:4 have Zn2+-dependent bactericidal activity against both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria at physiologic Zn2+ concentrations found in serum, ...
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2015 review: Selenium vs Viral and Bacterial Infection

Dietary Selenium in Adjuvant Therapy of Viral and Bacterial Infections
free full text http://advances.nutrition.org/content/6/1/73.full.pdf
Viral and bacterial infections are often associated with deficiencies in macronutrients and micronutrients, including the essential trace element selenium. In selenium deficiency, benign strains of Coxsackie and influenza viruses can mutate to highly pathogenic strains. Dietary supplementation to provide adequate or supranutritional selenium supply has been proposed to confer health benefits for patients suffering from ...
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2016 study: status indicators and DRIs for magnesium

Data from Controlled Metabolic Ward Studies Provide Guidance for the Determination of Status Indicators and Dietary Requirements for Magnesium
https://link.springer.com/article/10.10 ... 016-0873-2
Determination of whether magnesium (Mg) is a nutrient of public health concern has been hindered by questionable Dietary Recommended Intakes (DRIs) and problematic status indicators that make Mg deficiency assessment formidable. Balance data obtained since 1997 indicate that the EAR and RDA for 70-kg healthy individuals are ...
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2016 study: copper/zinc ratio and taste disorders

Validity of the copper/zinc ratio as a diagnostic marker for taste disorders associated with zinc deficiency
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/ar ... 2X16300669
Although zinc (Zn) deficiency is often suspected in patients with taste disorders, it may be difficult to diagnose Zn deficiency, especially in patients without any clear risk factors. Accordingly, the aim of the present study was to detect possible markers for taste disorders or zinc deficiency. To achieve this aim, ...
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2017 abstract: low zinc? expect fecal transplant to fail

something to consider perhaps;
Zinc Deficiency Predicts Fecal Microbiota Transplant Failure in Recurrent Clostridium Difficile Infection
http://www.gastrojournal.org/article/S0016-5085(17)31421-X/pdf

Overall, 22 patients (23.2%) experienced CDI recurrence within one year post-FMT. Low zinc predicted one-year failure, with 11/40 (27.5%) of low zinc and 7/55 (12.7%) of normal zinc subjects experiencing failure at one year (p=0.04, Kaplan-Meier/Wilcoxon).

oh good old 'normal'. a very low cutoff, .66 mcg/ml.. wonder what percent of subjects ...
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2015 study: zinc deficit alters gut microbiome in chicks

Chronic Zinc Deficiency Alters Chick Gut Microbiota Composition and Function
full text: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4690049/

Zinc (Zn) deficiency is a prevalent micronutrient insufficiency. Although the gut is a vital organ for Zn utilization, and Zn deficiency is associated with impaired intestinal permeability and a global decrease in gastrointestinal health, alterations in the gut microbial ecology of the host under conditions of Zn deficiency have yet to be studied. Using the broiler ...
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Will Vitamin D Protect Your Heart?

https://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2017/04 ... our-heart/

The higher your vitamin D levels are, the less likely you are to die from cardiovascular disease. But will taking vitamin D protect your heart?

A meta-analysis of 34 studies involving over 180,000 participants found that people with higher levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D were less likely to succumb to a heart attack or stroke. This is the form of vitamin D that is measured in blood ...
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2017 case:Reversible parkinsonism due to vitamin D toxicity

Sir,

A 72-year-old retired man presented to the medical emergency with a history of difficulty in walking, tremors of hands and forgetfulness for the past year. There was associated nausea, loss of appetite, and significant loss of weight in the past 6 months. No history of fever or other constitutional symptoms was present. Family members denied any episodes of seizures or recent trauma. There was no history of falls, visual complaints, and hallucinations in the ...
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