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08 Apr 2010 - Nutraingredients - Zinc may ease female anger and depression:study

Daily supplements of zinc may reduce measures of anger and depression in young women, according to a new study from Japan.

A daily supplement of 7 milligrams of zinc as zinc gluconate was associated with significant decreases in measures of anger-hostility and depression-dejection, report scientists from Daigaku Junior College and Seitoko University in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

On the other hand, multivitamin supplements did not affect the mood state of women who participated in the study.

"Although our findings are preliminary and should be interpreted with caution, they may prompt further investigations to evaluate the relationship between zinc nutriture and mood states in women" wrote the researchers.

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