Roles for Cell Death in Zinc Deficiency

Every normal cell has the ability to undergo programmed cell death called apoptosis.  Too much apoptosis plays a role in neuron death in Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, ALS and seizures.

This review reminds us how incredibly important zinc is in keeping this in check.  Zinc deficiency in mice leads to a 300% increase in cell death, including a nasty form called autophagy, where the cell feeds off its own organelles to survive.  This really, once again, supports the use of a good quality multivitamin as an absolute essential component of good health.

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James Bogash

For more than a decade, Dr. Bogash has stayed current with the medical literature as it relates to physiology, disease prevention and disease management. He uses his knowledge to educate patients, the community and cyberspace on the best way to avoid and / or manage chronic diseases using lifestyle and targeted supplementation.