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how does zinc affect the body?

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Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
Zinc: Go to wikipedia.
Answered on Aug 31, 2017
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Trace element: Zinc is one of the trace elements needed for the activity of certain enzymes, including enzymes involved in DNA synthesis. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Answered on Mar 6, 2018

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