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ZINC MAY BOOST IMMUNITY

Posted: 05.2.2018
Getting enough zinc may help protect the elderly from serious infections. New research showed 30% of nursing home residents had a zinc deficiency (blood levels less than 70 mcg/deciliter). Those with low zinc had a significantly higher risk of pneumonia. Zinc is important to our immune systems. It improves the function of T cells, white blood cells that target and destroy bacterial and viral invaders. Zinc supplementation increased the number and effectiveness of the T cells. Check with your doctor or pharmacist before supplementing. Food sources include meat, shellfish, nuts, pumpkin seeds and beans.

 

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