Importance of zinc in the elderly: the ZENITH study

N Meunier, JM O'Connor, G Maiani, KD Cashman, DL Secker, M Ferry, AM Roussel, C Coudray

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Abstract

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.
LanguageEnglish
PagesS1-S4
JournalEuropean Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Volume59
Issue numberSuppl.
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2005

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Meunier, N., O'Connor, JM., Maiani, G., Cashman, KD., Secker, DL., Ferry, M., ... Coudray, C. (2005). Importance of zinc in the elderly: the ZENITH study. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 59(Suppl.), S1-S4. https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.ejcn.1602286
Meunier, N ; O'Connor, JM ; Maiani, G ; Cashman, KD ; Secker, DL ; Ferry, M ; Roussel, AM ; Coudray, C. / Importance of zinc in the elderly: the ZENITH study. In: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2005 ; Vol. 59, No. Suppl. pp. S1-S4.
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In: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol. 59, No. Suppl., 11.2005, p. S1-S4.

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Meunier N, O'Connor JM, Maiani G, Cashman KD, Secker DL, Ferry M et al. Importance of zinc in the elderly: the ZENITH study. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2005 Nov;59(Suppl.):S1-S4. https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.ejcn.1602286