Zinc Keeps Kids Healthy

Zinc Keeps Kids Healthy

The December 9th, 1999 edition of the Journal of Pediatrics featured the pooled results of 10 studies involving children in 9 countries. When zinc-deficient children received zinc supplements, childhood infection rates plummeted.

We’ve known that in some children, giving zinc has prevented colds and flu. In this report, diarrheal illnesses dropped by 25% and pneumonia dropped by over 40% (making it more powerful at preventing pneumonia than any other intervention to date).

Dr. Alan Greene

Dr. Greene is the founder of DrGreene.com (cited by the AMA as “the pioneer physician Web site”), a practicing pediatrician, father of four, & author of Raising Baby Green & Feeding Baby Green. He appears frequently in the media including such venues as the The New York Times, the TODAY Show, Good Morning America, & the Dr. Oz Show.

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