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Zinc for the common cold

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Zinc for the common cold
Published by
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 161 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 24 15%
Other 21 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 18 11%
Student > Master 16 10%
Researcher 14 8%
Other 40 24%
Unknown 32 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 54 33%
Nursing and Health Professions 20 12%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 18 11%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 7 4%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 5 3%
Other 27 16%
Unknown 34 21%