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Zinc may indeed stave off colds

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -- Taking zinc could keep you healthy for the rest of cold and flu season.

Researchers analyzed data from 15 clinical trials looking at the relationship between zinc and the common cold.

They found people who took zinc syrup, lozenges or tablets within a day of getting a cold had a shorter, less severe illness than those who didn't take the mineral.

Zinc was also shown to reduce the use of antibiotics in children.

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