Tackling zinc deficiency in children
Health safety practitioner and senior registrar in the Department of Community Health at Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Dr. Odusolu Yetunde, explained that zinc is a common element
The antioxidant defence system - Part 2
Enzymes are protein products produced in the body and their function is to catalyze chemical reactions. These enzymes are usually produced in the body and because they are proteins, amino acids, which are building blocks of protein, are used in their production.
‘Nation imports $3.3b steel products yearly’
Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Abubakar Bwari, has said Nigeria imports $3.3 billion worth of steel and associated derivatives yearly. Addressing the 16th Mines and Money in London, the minister explained that “we needed 17 million tons, but local production of the products was mere 2.2 million per annum.” According to him,…
Zinc deficiency during pregnancy linked to autism in babies
Babies who don't get enough zinc while in the womb may be more likely to develop autism, a new study claims.
Minerals of life - z83193101inc critical for optimal
Zinc is one of the minerals of life found extensively in the body. It is an essential trace element. It is referred to as a trace element because it is required in very small amounts in all its functions in the body. Zinc is another ubiquitous mineral in the body. This combined with the small…
Zinc may help to prevent, treat esophageal cancer
Zinc was found to halt the growth of esophageal cancer cells by blocking overactive calcium signaling.
Zinc may help against vision loss in elderly
The new study suggests the AREDS supplement may delay the need for more expensive treatment of the "wet" form of the illness, especially, Lee said. The study was published Aug. 23 in the British Journal of Ophthalmology.
Eating diets rich in zinc stops genetic material’s damage
Zinc is an essential mineral that supports human growth and development, as well as helps to keep the body’s immune system healthy. New research suggests that even a small increase...
Coal in commercial quantity discovered in Sokoto
The governor described the discovery as a major boost to Federal Government efforts at diversifying the country’s economy.