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The latest study of zinc as a cold remedy found that between 75 and 100 mg daily, in zinc acetate lozenges, reduced the length of a cold by nearly 3 days—close to half the 7-day average. The study, which compared a placebo and zinc lozenges among 199 people with colds, was published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. It found comparable benefits among men and women of all ages.

The latest study of zinc as a cold remedy found that between 75 and 100 mg daily, in zinc acetate lozenges, reduced the length of a cold by nearly 3 days—close to half the 7-day average.