Patient discussion about zinc

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Q. If an alcoholic consumes zinc, will he be safe?

Hi! While reading through the medical journal, I came to know that if an alcoholic consumes zinc, will he be safe?
A1Approximately 30%–50% of alcoholics have low zinc status because ethanol consumption decreases intestinal absorption of zinc and increases urinary zinc -

excretion-http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16099027?dopt=Abstract

zinc is a necessary mineral you need for the immune system, brain function and other systems of the body.
A2I am glad that you are regularly updating the medical journals. Consumption of zinc is a safe and effective means of affording protection from alcohol induced tissue injury. Zinc deficiency is an underlying feature of alcohol abuse.

Q. If an alcoholic consumes zinc, will he be safe?

Hi! While reading through the medical journal, I came to know that if an alcoholic consumes zinc, will he be safe?
AI am glad that you are regularly updating the medical journals. Consumption of zinc is a safe and effective means of affording protection from alcohol induced tissue injury. Zinc deficiency is an underlying feature of alcohol abuse.
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