Research suggests that for some people low zinc levels may play a role in depression.
This article by Ruth Jessen Hickman, writing for Very Well Health, makes the following points:
- Several studies have shown that people with depression tend to have lower amounts of zinc in their blood compared to people who do not suffer from clinical depression.
- Moreover, people who have the lowest zinc levels tend to have more severe forms of depression.
- Zinc is found in oysters, meats, nuts, dairy products, and other foods.
- Certain conditions may increase the risk of zinc deficiency.
- Always consult a healthcare professional about zinc dosage because excess zinc intake can cause problems, such as stomach pain, vomiting; diarrhoea; headaches; and anaemia.
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