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Got a Cold? Try Zinc

[1 Mar 2011 | No Comments | 2 views | Author: Brad Chase]
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Guest Post Courtesy of the Progressive Health Blog

Zinc is an essential trace mineral and an important component in immune function and wound healing. Zinc stimulates production of the body’s antioxidants and decreases inflammation. Previous studies examining zinc supplementation as a common cold treatment have produced conflicting results. Now a systematic review reports that zinc supplementation can prevent and treat the common cold. The study was conducted by the Cochrane Collaboration, a non-profit group that reviews scientific evidence for medical treatments, The review, published in The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews , examined the effect of zinc supplementation on the common cold in healthy people. Researchers at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research in India, analyzed 15 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) including 1,360 participants. The RCTs included 13 therapeutic trials and two preventive trials

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