Meghan Hall en How to Fight a Cold with Zinc <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> True or False |  Zinc can help fight a cold. </div> </div> </div> <p>True. Zinc won’t prevent a cold, but it can shorten its duration. Zinc from food (beef, dark poultry meat, shellfish) probably won’t help, as you can’t get enough—but zinc lozenges might. In a study in the <em>Journal of Infectious Diseases</em>, adults who took zinc in lozenge form (13.3 mg every 2 to 3 hours for as long as their cold lasted) within a day of noticing the telltale signs kicked the bug about 3 days sooner than those who got a placebo.</p> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Meghan Hall </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Learn how fighting a cold with zinc can shorten a cold&#039;s duration. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-standard"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_standard" width="310" height="310" alt="" src="" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-publication"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> September/October 2011 </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-relatedtitle1"> <div class="field-label">Related Content Title 1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Healthy Recipes to Try </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-relatedlinks1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/recipes_menus/collections/healthy_grilled_steak_grilled_beef_recipes">Healthy Grilled Steak and Grilled Beef Recipes</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/easy_shrimp_recipes">Easy Shrimp Recipes </a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/grilled_chicken_and_bbq_chicken_recipes">Grilled Chicken and BBQ Chicken Recipes</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> Meghan Hall September/October 2011 Diet, Nutrition & Health - Immunity Fri, 23 Sep 2011 13:28:14 +0000 Erin McCormick 17803 at