Does zinc reduce the symptoms of the common cold?

IS THERE clinical evidence to prove that taking oral doses of zinc can reduce the severity and duration of colds or is it merely a placebo?

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Dr Michael Tam

Dr Michael Tam

Dr Michael Tam BSc(Med), MBBS, MMH(GP), FRACGP is a staff specialist with the Fairfield GP Unit, and a conjoint senior lecturer at UNSW.

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