Zinc reduces inflammation in obese patients

Distinctive modulation of inflammatory and metabolic parameters in relation to zinc nutritional status in adult overweight/obese subjects.

The aim of this study was to clarify the relationship between zinc intake and inflammation in obese patients. Obesity is a condition associated with chronic inflammation. According to the study, individuals with low zinc levels showed signs of increased inflammation. The researchers concluded that zinc supplementation can reduce inflammation in obese patients. Further details can be found in the study.
Costarelli L, Muti E, Malavolta M, Cipriano C, Giacconi R, Tesei S, Piacenza F, Pierpaoli S, Gasparini N, Faloia E, Tirabassi G, Boscaro M, Polito A, Mauro B, Maiani F, Raguzzini A, Marcellini F, Giuli C, Papa R, Emanuelli M, Lattanzio F, Mocchegiani E. Distinctive modulation of inflammatory and metabolic parameters in relation to zinc nutritional status in adult overweight/obese subjects. J Nutr Biochem. 2010 May;21(5):432-7.


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