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Zest with zinc: Fighting fatigue with zinc supplementation for older adults

This trial examined whether zinc supplementation could put the pep back in older adults' step. While the results look promising, the fact that it wasn't blinded or placebo-controlled means more follow-up is needed.

Study under review: The effect of zinc supplementation on fatigue among elderly community dwellers: A parallel clinical trial

What was the question?

Can supplementation with zinc gluconate (30 mg of elemental zinc per day) for 10 weeks ease the symptoms of fatigue and increase serum zinc levels in older adults?

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