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The summary below is from the full report titled “Duration of Symptoms and Plasma Cytokine Levels in Patients with the Common Cold Treated with Zinc Acetate. A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial.” It is in the 15 August 2000 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine (volume 133, pages 245-252). The authors are A.S. Prasad, J.T. Fitzgerald, B. Bao, F.W.J. Beck, and P.H. Chandrasekar.
Zinc Acetate Lozenges To Treat the Common Cold. Ann Intern Med. 2000;133:245. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-133-4-200008150-00035
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2000;133(4):245.
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