Cold-eze and Kids

In the past couple years zinc lozenges have become very popular to reduce symptoms of a cold in adults.

In large part this is due to a good scientific report by doctors at the Cleveland Clinic. But how about in children?

Those same doctors studied the value of these lozenges in children from grade one through high school.

Their findings indicate that zinc was not helpful in reducing the severity or length of a cold in children.

The study was done right here in Cleveland and reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Meanwhile, many adults confirm zinc is helpful to them.

I'm Medical Editor, Dr. Ted Castele, with the Medical Moment.

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