Survey: Zinc may help ease cold symptoms

February 16, 2011 7:45:44 AM PST
Evidence is mounting that the element zinc really is effective in treating colds.

A new survey by an international network of experts called the Cochrane Library concludes that zinc can help a cold sufferer get well faster.

The researchers reviewed 15 studies and found that people who took zinc lozenges, tablets, or syrups got better one day faster than people who didn't.