cadmium, smoking, zinc and ms

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cadmium, smoking, zinc and ms

Post by jimmylegs » Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:37 am

  • Concentrations of cadmium, lead, and mercury in blood among US cigarettes, cigars, electronic cigarettes, and dual cigarette-e-cigarette users (2019)
    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/a ... 9118342040

    Data from National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey for 2013–2016 were used to compare observed levels of cadmium, lead, and total mercury in blood among US residents aged ≥12 years who were users of cigars, cigarettes, cigars and cigarettes, e-cigarettes and dual users of cigarettes and e-cigarettes. Total sample size available for analysis was 1139. Adjusted geometric means (AGM) among cigarette, cigar, e-cigarette, cigarette and cigar, and cigarette-e-cigarette users were comparable for blood cadmium, lead, and total mercury. Cigar only users had lower AGM than cigar and cigarette users for total mercury (0.56 vs. 0.97 μg/L, p = 0.03). There is no evidence yet that can show concentrations of blood and urine cadmium, lead, and mercury among e-cigarette users are any different than among cigarette and/or dual users of cigarettes and e-cigarettes.
toxic cadmium is structurally near identical to essential zinc and as such it ties up receptors your body would prefer to be using for zinc.
  • The emerging role of serum zinc in motor disability and radiological findings in patients with multiple sclerosis (2019)
    https://link.springer.com/article/10.11 ... 019-0107-6

    Serum zinc level is significantly lower in patients with MS than healthy controls. It is negatively correlated with disease duration, number of relapses, motor disability, fatigue, and MRI lesion load.
take control of your own health
pursue optimal self care at least as actively as a diagnosis
ask for referrals to preventive health care specialists eg dietitians
don't let suboptimal self care muddy any underlying diagnostic picture!

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