Mild human zinc deficiency produces an imbalance between cell-mediated and humoral immunity

Nutr Rev. 1998 Jan;56(1 Pt 1):27-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1753-4887.1998.tb01656.x.


Experimental studies in human volunteers confirm an influence of zinc nutriture on the balance between lymphocyte TH1 elements and functions (cell-mediated immunity) and TH2 elements and functions (humoral immunity).

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Immunity / immunology*
  • Th1 Cells / immunology*
  • Th2 Cells / immunology*
  • Zinc / deficiency*


  • Zinc