The role of zinc in wound healing

ArticleinAdvances in wound care: the journal for prevention and healing 12(3):137-8 · May 1999with25 Reads
Source: PubMed
Zinc deficiency has been associated with delayed wound healing. Because zinc deficiency may be common in the United States, foods rich in zinc, as well as all other essential nutrients, should be promoted in the diet of patients who are malnourished or at risk for malnutrition.
    • "Zn deficiency has been shown to be prevalent in a number of studies investigating Zn status in elderly populations [9][10][11]. Deficiency of Zn may cause impaired immune function [12][13][14], delayed wound healing [15] , de- pression [16], impaired cognitive function [17], and increased oxidative stress [18, 19]. As Zn deficiency may have serious implications for the health of aging individuals, it is important to maintain adequate Zn nutriture within this population. "
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    • "In vivo quercetin release is also reported to have anti-inflammatory effect on injury (Monica et al., 2005) The element Zinc was found to be in higher in concentration in olive oil when compared to that in honey. Prassad (1995) reported that zinc is involved in protein synthesis and deficiency of this element in the body causes delay in wound healing (Heinemann, 1996), while high ingestion results in interference with copper absorption and indirectly interferes with wound healing (Marti and Allred, 1999). In this study, Zinc was found in optimum amount which is similar to daily requirement by a 4-8 year old human. "
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