Zinc supplements ‘can triple the survival chances of young children with pneumonia’

Lauren Paxman
Daily Mail

Zinc supplements can triple the survival chances of young children with pneumonia who are deficient in the mineral, a study has found.

Taking zinc had a dramatic effect on death rates – even though it did not shorten the time severely ill children took to recover.

The metal is found in shellfish, meat, egg yolks and seeds and supports a wide range of functions in the body and is vital to the immune system.

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