Zinc Reduces Diarrhea in Children


ZINC -- Therapeutic use
DIARRHEA in children
INTESTINES -- Diseases
MEDICINE -- Research
RANDOMIZED controlled trials

Abstract:The article reports on a study, which found that supplemental zinc reduces the duration and severity of diarrhea in children. Twenty-two randomized, controlled trials were identified in which diarrhea was treated with either oral zinc or a placebo. Results show that children who received zinc had a significant shorter duration of diarrhea compared with the placebo group. Adverse effects of the zinc treatment included vomiting.

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