Studies related to Rate of Sickness and Zinc

Zinc Supplementation Decreases Incidence Of Infections In The Elderly: Effect Of Zinc On Generation Of Cytokines And Oxidative Stress

Effect Decrease
Trial Design Double blind
Trial Length 6+ Months
Number of Subjects 50
Sex Both Genders
Age Range 45-64, 65+
Body Types Average
Notes for this study:
Supplementation of 45mg elemental zinc for a period of 12 months in elderly persons who had low baseline zinc levels, the infection rate seen with supplementation (29%) was lower than placebo (88%) although upper respiratory tract infection rates trended to be less common (50% reduction) but this failed to reach significance.

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