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  • 1. Edwin MedinaComparative Science 3 Jennifer Sunday
  • 2.  Zinc is a natural mineral found in common foods Oysters are found to have the highest amount of zinc per serving. Zinc is mostly commonly digested by eating red meat and poultry. However, it is also found in some seafood, cereal and dairy products.
  • 3.  Zinc is involved in numerous aspects of the metabolism. It helps with the human immune system, DNA synthesis, and cells. It plays a vital role in growth and developmental functions in pregnant woman, children Immune System and adolescents. It is required for proper sense of taste and smell. Growth and DNA Development Synthesis
  • 4.  A deficiency is Zinc may cause : ◦ growth retardation ◦ loss of appetite ◦ impairment of immune functions. In most severe cases, zinc deficiency can cause ◦ hair loss ◦ constant diarrhea ◦ weight loss ◦ delayed healing of wounds.
  • 5.  Fluorine is mostly ingested by humans when they drink water. Some traces of it are also found in foods such as seafood, cheese and Chinese tea.
  • 6.  Humans benefit from the intake of fluorine because it helps with oral health. Fluorine prevents tooth decay and cavities and strengths the enamel. Being that Fluorine is beneficial to oral health, it is not uncommon to find it in toothpaste.
  • 7.  If there is a deficiency of fluorine during the growing period, it will result in dental caries and tooth decay. If it is taken in excess, it could affect the teeth and bones.
  • 8.  Fluorine is found in the bones, teeth, blood, skin , hair and nails. It is essential to healing process. Zinc is found in the brain, genital organs, thyroid, liver and kidneys. It is also vital in the healing process. The elements Zinc and Fluorine interact in the human body to make a stronger and healthier individual.
  • 9.  http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Zinc-HealthProfessional/ http://www.webmd.com/vitamins- supplements/ingredientmono-982- ZINC.aspx?activeIngredientId=982&activeIngredientName= ZINC http://www.preservearticles.com/201105317329/key- notes-on-the-importance-of-fluorine-for-human- body.html http://thomasdorsey.hubpages.com/hub/Fluoride-and-Its- Effects-on-the-Human-Body

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