Zinc deficiency may contribute to increased inflammation among HIV positive people

Zinc deficiency may contribute to chronic inflammation among HIV-positive individuals, according to US research just published. The team of scientists at University of Massachusetts Amherst, led by Dr Krishna Poudel, report that theirs is believed to be the first investigation to explore the association between serum zinc levels and inflammation among people with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, while taking their anti-retroviral therapy (ART) into account.

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