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Could Zinc Level Be a Factor in Anxiety and Depression for Paediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients?


Author: Falaiye, Tolulope; Schaefer, Marc; Zeiger, Timothy; Williams, Emmanuelle; Lau, Patrick; Lehman, Erik

The challenging circumstances for children diagnosed with IBD naturally lead to higher levels of depressions and anxiety. A study conducted on this topic sought to understand the correlation between higher levels of depression, lower zinc levels and its effect on the long-term health of patients. The studies findings displayed a moderate correlation between depression and higher zinc levels. This being said, the authors of the study concluded that more research needed to be conducted on a larger segment of the population.

Crohn’s and Colitis Australia would like to thank Oxford Academic for permission to use this article.

Posted on: February 23 2018

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