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September, 27, 2016
Zinc and Infection: All essential nutrients are part of a balancing act. Too little and too much of a nutrient are both potentially bad. A new study, using a mouse model, found that high zinc intake altered the lower intestinal bacterial ecology in a way that favored the development of the bacterium Clostridium difficile. This bacteria can cause infections that are highly resistant to treatment.
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Excess dietary zinc worsens C. diff infection
Nature Medicine. 2016 18 January. [Epub ahead of print]
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