… and leprechauns might throw parties in my underpants drawer. Prove it’s not true. I’m self reporting it. It’s happening NOW.
A link to this article on Zinc and its effect on the common cold was just sent in by one of our readers. Lauren writes,
So there “may” be something to Zicam after all?
Thanks for the link Lauren but I’m gonna call health reporting shenanigans.
The CNN Health article is filled with more appeals to authority than facts, the doctor they interviewed wasn’t even involved in the research. The authors of the study said they would stop short of recommending zinc. Ah, but the doctor NOT involved in the research would recommend it.
No mention of the potential risk of permanent loss of smell.
No link to the actual study.
And what the f is with self-reporting of sniffles instead of direct exposure to rhinovirus? Maybe the kids had allergies. I call BS.
What do you think fellow skeptics?