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Zinc Fights Colds: Shorten the Duration of this Common Sickness

Nov 30, 2011 11:34AM

A new study confirms that zinc can, indeed, help reduce the severity and duration of the common cold, and high doses—at least 75 milligrams per day—work best. Depending upon the total dosage and composition of the lozenges, zinc may shorten the duration of a common cold episode by up to 40 percent, according to University of Helsinki research.

Source: Open Respiratory Medicine Journal

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