>Revista de Hematología
>Year 2013, Issue 3
Kumar-Pandey S, Kumari-Chauhan U
Essentials of zinc: Focus on sickle cell disease
Rev Hematol Mex 2013; 14 (3)
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Zinc is an important micronutrient, which plays a key role in human
health, growth and development. It is a potent antioxidant
that improves immunity. Deficiency of zinc is related to various
disease i.e. diarrhea in children, slow growth and exposure to
various infections. It also plays an important role in sickle cell
disease and thalassemia. Red meat is a rich source of zinc, where
as vegetables are a poor source of zinc. There are extensive
studies carried out across the world and correlation is established
with various diseases. The aim of this review is to account the
various international and national studies and their findings in
the role of zinc.
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