Effects of Zinc Supplementation on Serum Lipids

A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Priyanga Ranasinghe; WS Wathurapatha; MH Ishara; R. Jayawardana; P. Galappatthy; P. Katulanda; GR Constantine


Nutr Metab. 2015;12(26) 

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The present meta-analysis demonstrates that Zinc supplementation has favourable effects on plasma lipid parameters. Zinc supplementation significantly reduced total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and triglycerides. In addition to that, Zinc supplementation in non-healthy patients demonstrated a significant elevation of HDL cholesterol. Therefore it may have the potential to reduce the incidence of atherosclerosis related morbidity and mortality especially in non-healthy patients who are at risk of atherosclerosis.