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I've heard that zinc and magnesium helps prevent the flu. Is that true?

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Dr. Maureen Mays
Clinical Lipidology
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In brief: No evidence.

There is no evidence that shows that supplementing magnesium and or zinc helps prevent or treat colds or flu.
Vitamin and supplement sales people will say they do, but scientific research doesn't support it (or any other supplement, for that matter). Best prevention is frequent hand washing and having a healthy lifestyle.

In brief: No evidence.

There is no evidence that shows that supplementing magnesium and or zinc helps prevent or treat colds or flu.
Vitamin and supplement sales people will say they do, but scientific research doesn't support it (or any other supplement, for that matter). Best prevention is frequent hand washing and having a healthy lifestyle.
Dr. Maureen Mays
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