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Zinc effective treatment against colds

16th February 2011

Experts have suggested that taking zinc syrup, tablets or lozenges can lessen the severity and duration of the common cold.

A review of the available scientific evidence suggests taking zinc within a day of the onset of cold symptoms speeds recovery and may also help ward off colds, according to the authors of the Cochrane Systematic Review that included data from 15 trials involving 1,360 people. However, they also warn that zinc cannot be used long-term because of toxicity concerns.


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Article Information

Title: Zinc effective treatment against colds
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 17581
Date Added: 16th Feb 2011


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