Zinc started during diarrhoea on morbidity and mortality
This is the latest in a string of research supporting the use of zinc in children with acute diarrhea. Add to this list of therapeutic agents for diarrhea probiotic supplementation and rice. Of interest in this study is that zinc supplementation during onset of diarrhea also reduced risk of acquiring pneumonia within the next 2 to 3 months.
bmj.com Abstracts: Baqui et al. 325 (7372): 1059 –