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Zinc for the common cold

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Zinc for the common cold
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John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, June 2013
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd001364.pub4
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Singh, Meenu, Das, Rashmi R


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 in high-income countries 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.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Germany 2 1%
United States 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Unknown 138 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 20 14%
Other 20 14%
Student > Master 15 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 14 10%
Student > Postgraduate 13 9%
Other 38 27%
Unknown 22 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 52 37%
Nursing and Health Professions 17 12%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 16 11%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 6 4%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 4 3%
Other 23 16%
Unknown 24 17%