Zinc deficiency is associated with liver disease

High incidence of zinc deficiency among Filipino children with compensated and decompensated liver disease.

The present study evaluated the relationship between blood levels of zinc and chronic liver disease in children. Data from 60 children suffering from chronic liver disease were compared with data from 30 healthy children. The results showed that children with chronic liver disease had lower levels of zinc, as compared to healthy children. The researchers concluded that zinc supplementation should constitute part of the micronutrient intake of children with liver disease. More details can be found in the study.
Umusig-Quitain P, Gregorio GV. High incidence of zinc deficiency among Filipino children with compensated and decompensated liver disease. J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2010 Feb;25(2):387-90.


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