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Effectiveness of Zinc and ROS on Testosterone Hormone Levels forRecovering COVID-19 Patients

Abbas et al., Biochemical and Cellular Archives, 22:1
Apr 2023  
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Analysis of 70 recovered COVID-19 patients and 50 controls in Iraq, showing significantly lower zinc levels in COVID-19 patients.
Abbas et al., 1 Apr 2023, Iraq, peer-reviewed, 3 authors.
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Men who have recovered from COVID-19 have lower levels of zinc and testosterone than men who have not been infected with the virus.

  • COVID-19 is a respiratory illness caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
  • The virus enters the body through the ACE2 receptor, which is found in high levels in the testes.
  • COVID-19 can damage the testes and lead to low testosterone levels.
  • Zinc is an essential mineral that is important for immune function and testosterone production.
  • ROS (reactive oxygen species) are molecules that can damage cells.
  • The study found that men with COVID-19 had lower levels of zinc and higher levels of ROS than men who were not infected with the virus.
  • The study also found that men with COVID-19 had lower testosterone levels than men who were not infected with the virus.
  • The study concluded that zinc supplementation may help to improve testosterone levels in men who have recovered from COVID-19.

The study was conducted on 120 men, 70 of whom had recovered from COVID-19 and 50 of whom had not been infected with the virus. The researchers measured the levels of zinc, ROS, and testosterone in all of the men. They found that the men who had recovered from COVID-19 had lower levels of zinc and higher levels of ROS than the men who had not been infected with the virus. They also found that the men who had recovered from COVID-19 had lower testosterone levels than the men who had not been infected with the virus.

The researchers concluded that zinc supplementation may help to improve testosterone levels in men who have recovered from COVID-19. They suggested that further studies are needed to confirm these findings.

Effectiveness of Zinc and ROS on Testosterone Hormone Levels for Recovering COVID-19 Patients
Adnan Mays, Abbas, Dr Nadia M M Al-Shakir
Background: COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019), cause severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) across all age groups, it's a positive-sense singlestranded RNA virus, and a member of the Betacoronavirus genus taxonomically (Jiang et al, 2020) . Given the importance roles of zinc in combating oxidative damage and viral infections, Zinc also has confirmed roles in both male and female reproduction. The possible depletion of zinc with the oxidative events of COVID-19 is especially relevant to the fertility of affected couples (Sethuram et al, 2021) . Aim of study: Is to determine the relation between Zinc value and oxidative stress level represented by ROS (Reactive Oxygen Species) and testosterone level among the recovered COVID-19 patients in reproductive age.
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