Articles

The role of zinc in wound healing.

Author

Andrews M , Gallagher-Allred C

Date

4/1999

Journal

Adv Wound Care

Abstract

Zinc deficiency has been associated with delayed wound healing. Because zinc deficiency may be common in the United States, foods rich in zinc, as well as all other essential nutrients, should be promoted in the diet of patients who are malnourished or at risk for malnutrition.