An alternative way for the evaluation of zinc status in the elderly; nail zinc levels and relationship with Alzheimer's disease


Kuyumcu M. E. , Yesil Y., Ozturk Z. A. , Cankurtaran M., Ulger Z., Halil M., ...More

EUROPEAN REVIEW FOR MEDICAL AND PHARMACOLOGICAL SCIENCES, vol.17, no.11, pp.1467-1471, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN REVIEW FOR MEDICAL AND PHARMACOLOGICAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.1467-1471

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Zinc is one of the most important elements for human body. Zinc deficiency can occur in any age, if it is seen in elderly its clinical results can be more harmful due to already diminished functions. Some studies showed zinc deficiency has an important role in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer disease. In this study we measured the nail zinc levels and aimed to show its clinical implications in geriatric patients, especially Alzheimer disease.