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Health and Human Development - Zinc
Zinc is involved in a large number of enzyme systems in the body.
If there is a low zinc intake in the diet, an increase in the intake of
lean, red meat is suggested. Similar factors to iron influence the
absorption of zinc, resulting in 25-40% being available for use. Zinc
absorption is reduced when iron supplements are taken.
Found in red meat, nuts, seeds and wholegrain cereals.
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