This report suggests that the mechanism by which zinc supplementation alters NF-κB activity is via the alteration of A20 activity. In addition, this study provides evidence that supplementation of zinc to asthmatics may alter airway reactivity and serum IgE levels, suggesting zinc supplementation as a potential treatment for asthmatics. (Kilde).
The present study shows the zinc supplementation (30 mg elemental zinc/day), as the adjuvant therapy to the standard medical treatment, results in rapid lessening of severity during asthma exacerbation. However, the study could not demonstrate significant difference in the duration of admission. There was no significant adverse event with this treatment. (Kilde).
Undersøgelser har forbundet et lavt zink indhold med eksempelvis astma udbrud. (Kilde).