Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, June 24th, 2003
Scientists in Turkey conducted a study to "investigate the effects of Toxoplasma gondii infection on the total content of the essential elements Zn [zinc] and Mg [magnesium] levels."
"Plasma zinc and magnesium concentrations were measured in 158 patients whose anti-T. gondii IgG antibodies were positive," and "scores were obtained for the patients and their age- and sex-matched 82 seronegative healthy controls," according to S. Yazar and colleagues at Erciyes University in Kayseri.
"The mean concentration of Mg in blood was significantly lower in seropositive...
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