Guide to Alternative Medicine and the Digestive System

Anil Minocha, MD FACP FACG

Chapter 36: Minerals (continued)

KEY POINTS Multiple studies have documented the beneficial role of zinc in reducing infection in respiratory and gastrointestinal (GI) infection-related morbidity and mortality in children and the elderly.1 Epidemiological data notwithstanding, studies on the role of selenium supplementation for preventing cancer have largely yielded disappointing results.2 Moderate to high doses of calcium may actually increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. Zinc3 Present throughout the body…