zinc deficiency


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Noun1.zinc deficiency - a deficiency caused by inadequate zinc in the diet or by liver disease or cystic fibrosis or other diseases
deficiency disease - any disease caused by a lack of an essential nutrient (as a vitamin or mineral)
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He added, 'At least 51% women are anaemic, 47% are suffering from zinc deficiency, 46% from vitamin A deficiency and 68% from vitamin D deficiency.
Zinc is used for treatment and prevention of zinc deficiency and its consequences, including stunted growth and acute diarrhea in children, and slow wound healing.
A loss of appetite, reduced sense of smell and taste, and mental lethargy are all tell-tale signs of a zinc deficiency.
Zinc deficiency has been found in many cancer patients and both clinical data and animal studies have shown that this mineral is very important for overall body health and for cancer prevention, Pan noted.
Impairment of immune function, retardation in the growth and loss of appetite are some of the serious aftermath of zinc deficiency in human body.
21,22) Like magnesium and lithium deficiency, zinc deficiency increases oxidative stress and contributes to general inflammation, (23) while zinc supplementation can reverse this.
This subtype typically does not seem to cause memory loss at first, but people tend to lose language skills and have a significant zinc deficiency.
Iron deficiency leads to impaired cognitive abilities that are not reversible while zinc deficiency increase incidence of severe diarrhea and stunting, as well as over 450,000 deaths annually.
The levels of zinc in mother's milk and the effects of zinc deficiency in infants have been studied previously, but the role of zinc in breast development and function in lactating mothers is a relatively new area of research.
Worldwide, the zinc deficiency has appeared as one of the alarming issues amongst the poor nations.