As we age, it is important to keep up with a balanced diet and make sure you are getting all the vitamins and minerals that we need. But when it comes to zinc, recent research has found that seniors may be even more vulnerable to the effects of zinc deficiency. Age-related zinc deficiencies play a role in the decline of the immune system, cancer, heart disease, autoimmune diseases and diabetes. Make sure you are getting the recommended amount of zinc in your diet or through supplements, especially if you do not eat many foods of animal origin. Prevention will protect you as you age, helping you live a long and healthy life.

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