Zinc is an essential mineral that is naturally present in some foods, added to others, and available as a dietary supplement. Zinc is also found in many cold lozenges and some over-the-counter drugs sold as cold remedies.
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Researchers from Sechenov University in collaboration with colleagues from Germany, Greece and Russia reviewed scientific articles on the role of zinc in the prevention and treatment of viral infections and pneumonia, with projections on those caused by SARS-CoV-2. The results were published in the International Journal of Molecular Medicine.
Around 17.3% of people around the world are at risk of developing zinc deficiency, which means inadequate intake of zinc, which is a major health concern.
Results show that risk factors for cardiovascular disease were similar when participants consumed a healthy eating pattern with and without lean beef.
Excess white fat causes obesity, which in turn can drive metabolic diseases that are growing at epidemic rates around the world.
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A research team, which also included scientists from the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II), has reported a novel method for imaging proteins in three dimensions (3D) with nanoscale resolution.