Meunier, N, O'Connor, JM, Maiani, G, Cashman, KD, Secker, DL, Ferry, M, Roussel, AM and Coudray, C (2005) Importance of zinc in the elderly: the ZENITH study. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NUTRITION, 59 (Suppl. 2). S1-S4. [Journal article]
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The elderly are at nutritional risk as a result of multiple physiological, social, psychological, and economic factors. Physiological functions naturally decline with age, which may influence absorption and metabolism. Social and economic conditions can adversely affect dietary choices and eating patterns. However, at the same time, the nutrient needs of the elderly for certain nutrient (such as vitamins, minerals, proteins) is higher than for younger adults. This article reviews the importance of zinc (Zn) in elderly people, particularly for behavioural and mental function, micronutrient status, immune and antioxidant system, and bone metabolism.
|Item Type:||Journal article|
|Faculties and Schools:||Faculty of Life and Health Sciences|
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Biomedical Sciences
|Research Institutes and Groups:||Biomedical Sciences Research Institute|
Biomedical Sciences Research Institute > Northern Ireland Centre for Food and Health (NICHE)
|Deposited By:||Professor Jacqueline McCormack|
|Deposited On:||18 Jan 2010 11:32|
|Last Modified:||15 Dec 2011 16:02|
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