Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, June 12th, 2006
"Zinc deficiency is a problem worldwide. Zinc and insulin are intimately related, and a reduced zinc intake may affect glucose metabolism. The present study investigates how subclinical zinc deficiency in rats affects glucose metabolism and zinc distribution in the pancreas," scientists in Denmark report.
L.G. Sondergaard and colleagues working with the University of Aarhus described, "Glucose metabolism was evaluated by blood-glucose, serum insulin, homeostasis model assessment (HOMA), and intraperitoneal glucose tolerance tests. Immersion zinc-sulphide...
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