Zinc to be in the pink!

A new study about zinc.

Health News Article | Reuters.com: "The study found that when 14 active young men followed a 9-week diet low in zinc, their cardiovascular fitness dipped in comparison to their performance during 9 weeks on a zinc-fortified diet.
The reason appears to be related to an enzyme in the body called carbonic anhydrase, which relies on zinc for proper functioning. The carbonic anhydrase enzymes in red blood cells help the body expel carbon dioxide, with the demand rising substantially during exercise.
When men in the new study followed a low-zinc diet, these enzymes were less active. The result was that, during exercise, their bodies were less efficient at 'getting rid of carbon dioxide,' explained study author Henry C. Lukaski, a researcher with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Human Nutrition Research Center in Grand Forks, North Dakota.
He reports the findings in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Zinc is an essential mineral that stimulates activity in many of the body's "