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Summary of Pneumonia

Scientific Information on Pneumonia

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Human Effect Matrix

The Human Effect Matrix looks at human studies (it excludes animal and in vitro studies) to tell you what supplements affect pneumonia.
Grade Level of Evidence
Robust research conducted with repeated double-blind clinical trials
Multiple studies where at least two are double-blind and placebo controlled
Single double-blind study or multiple cohort studies
Uncontrolled or observational studies only
Level of Evidence
? The amount of high quality evidence. The more evidence, the more we can trust the results.
Supplement Magnitude of effect
? The direction and size of the supplement's impact on each outcome. Some supplements can have an increasing effect, others have a decreasing effect, and others have no effect.
Consistency of research results
? Scientific research does not always agree. HIGH or VERY HIGH means that most of the scientific research agrees.
Notes
grade-b - Very High See all 8 studies
In regards to pneumonia in particular, zinc does not appear to have any appreciable benefit either when superloaded by itself or taken as an adjuvant alongside antibiotics
grade-d - Low See all 3 studies
Mixed and insufficient evidence overall from studies on children. No apparent evidence of a preventative effect from one study, and the mixed evidence refers to trials of dosing after pneumonia has already developed.

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