Effects of Zinc Supplementation on Plasma Copper/Zinc Ratios, Oxidative Stress, and Immunological Status in Hemodialysis Patients

<p><b>Background:</b> Patients undergoing hemodialysis (HD) have low plasma levels of zinc (Zn), high plasma levels of copper (Cu), and exhibit increased oxidative stress, inflammation, and immune abnormalities. We evaluated the effects of Zn supplementation on abnormal plasma Cu/Z...

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Main Author: Chih-Hung Guo, Chia-Liang Wang
Format: Article
Published: Ivyspring International Publisher 2013-01-01
Series:International Journal of Medical Sciences
Online Access:http://www.medsci.org/v10p0079.htm