Zinc and Immune Function

September 21, 2015

Studies have been reported that show a link to zinc deficiency and immune function.  A recent study showed “that reducing zinc caused improper immune cell activation and dysregulation of a cytokine IL-6, a protein that affects inflammation in the cell.” The study authors submit that: “Our results suggested potential interactions between zinc status, epigenetics, and immune function, and how their dysregulation could contribute to chronic inflammation.”

Here is the link to the entire article:

Zinc’s Immune Link

As always,

Be well,

Diane Silverman R.Ph.
Ask The Pharmacist Group, LLC

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