Zinc for the common cold.

  title={Zinc for the common cold.},
  author={M. G. Singh and Rashmi Ranjan Das},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
BACKGROUND The common cold is one of the most widespread illnesses and is a leading cause of visits to the doctor and absenteeism from school and work. Trials conducted since 1984 investigating the role of zinc for the common cold symptoms have had mixed results. Inadequate treatment masking and reduced bioavailability of zinc from some formulations have been cited as influencing results. OBJECTIVES To assess the effect of zinc on common cold symptoms. SEARCH STRATEGY We searched CENTRAL… CONTINUE READING
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