Friday, July 31, 2009

Got Zinc? New Zinc Research Suggests Novel Therapeutic Targets

ScienceDaily (July 31, 2009) — Everyone knows that vitamins "from A to zinc" are important for good health. Now, a new research study in the August 2009 print issue of the Journal of Leukocyte Biologysuggests that zinc may be pointing the way to new therapeutic targets for fighting infections. Specifically, scientists from Florida found that zinc not only supports healthy immune function, but increases activation of the cells (T cells) responsible for destroying viruses and bacteria.

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