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Nutrición Hospitalaria

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FLOREA, D. I. et al. We and zinc. Nutr. Hosp. [online]. 2012, vol.27, n.3, pp.691-700. ISSN 0212-1611.  http://dx.doi.org/10.3305/nh.2012.27.3.5697.

Nutrition is the basis of human physiological processes. Inadequate nutrition can lead to dysfunction in the metabolic chain links. One of the most important micronutrients is zinc, as evidenced by its wide range of carriers in the body. Zinc intake has a large margin in the current world population, may be 7 mg/d in the UK, reaching 15 mg/d in the U.S., although of course, the RDA's are set according to age, sex , physiological status (pregnancy, lactation, etc..), or disease. It is known that zinc is essential for the structure and function as well as DNA and enzymes, coenzymes, hormones and so on. Life is short, zinc, since the most rapidly absorbed and is transferred to tanks where it is stored, so the amount available zinc in the blood cannot be the amount "real". In this work we have done a mini-review of the passage of zinc by the body trying since their intake to their tour of the blood in both healthy and sick people.

Keywords : Zinc; Biomarkers; Nutrition; Human.

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