What role does zinc play in oral health and diabetes?

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Diabetics have been reported to be zinc deficient and supplementation might help such people. Some research shows that zinc supplementation may improve the control of blood sugar in people with diabetes, at least for short time periods. It is thought that it might work by its improving the insulin response, but this pathway isn't clear. Much more research is needed to understand the role zinc plays in diabetes.

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