Study: Zinc protects against aging


NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – If zinc is added to chocolate, tea and coffee, this limits the process of "oxidative stress" associated with aging and low life expectancy, according to a recent study by researchers at the University of Erlingen-Nuremberg.

Oxidative stress is defined as the increase of oxidizing substances in the cell, which causes various diseases related to aging, various types of cancer, diabetes, arterial hypertension and atherosclerosis, in addition to degenerative neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease. Researchers have discovered that zinc can activate an organic molecule in the human body, which helps prevent oxidative stress when taken with natural ingredients found in coffee, tea and chocolate.


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