Zinc se zindagi: Take your minerals and vitamins, says Marri

Published: April 23, 2012

“Zinc is a life saver, since it helps [people from catching] many diseases,” said Marri. PHOTO: EXPRESS/IRFAN ALI

KARACHI: 

Sindh Minister for Information Shazia Marri has urged people to ensure they have an adequate intake of vitamins and minerals to prevent themselves from catching avoidable diseases.

She was speaking as the chief guest at a seminar titled “Zinc se Zindagi,” which was organised by the Express Media Group, in collaboration with Abbott Laboratories at a hotel here on Sunday.

“Zinc is a life saver, since it helps [people from catching] many diseases,” said Marri. “It can also help in dealing with various types of cancers, diabetes, male and female fertility and Alzheimer’s.”

Dr Yusuf Kamal said that zinc was the third most abundant trace element in every cell of the human body. “Zinc strengthens the immune system, repairs damaged DNA, supports stabilisation of the blood glucose level, maintains [our] sense of taste and smell, and boosts fertility.”

Dr Tasneem Nakhuda added that zinc enhances the healing process. “It decreases the relative risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease too.”

Prof. Dr Rubina Tahir highlighted the role played by the element during pregnancies.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 23rd, 2012.

Reader Comments (3)

  • Mirza
    Apr 23, 2012 - 8:25AM

    One tablet/capsule of multivitamins with minerals each day should suffice for most common people. Be assured that zinc is included in that formulation by reading the ingredients. Most men do not need extra iron in the tablet form but most women do. Make sure any preparation you take is manufactured by a reputable company.

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  • Subah
    Apr 23, 2012 - 9:01AM

    I was quite surprised reading about the concern Shazia Marri just showed for the people. At first it was like how come the politicians feel for the health of the masses. But then as I read, it became clear that she said so because she had to read according to the occasion.Recommend

  • Pagall
    Apr 23, 2012 - 10:10PM

    Dr. Shazia Marri?
    How does she know all this?

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