PPAR gamma and delta Require Zinc for Their Anti-inflammatory Properties
PPAR nuclear orphan receptors are still somewhat cutting edge in the research and we are only now beginning to fully understand their role in our health. Some of the new high powered (and liver damaging…) diabetic drugs act on this pathway. This porcine studied adds another important role for zinc as a co-factor for this pathway to produce its anti-inflammatory compounds. Remember also that CLA and EFAs act on this pathway, so supplementation of zinc along with these two supplements might bring about even better results.
Nutrition.org — Abstracts: Reiterer et al. 134 (7): 1711 –