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[Therapeutic efficacy of zinc picolinate in patients with taste disorders].

Abstract
We studied the therapeutic efficacy of zinc picolinate in patients with zinc-deficient and idiopathic taste disorders. Efficacy was assessed in a double-blind study. The following findings were obtained: 1. There was a significant difference between the zinc picolinate and placebo groups in the grade of improvement shown by the filter-paper disk method. 2. There was a significant difference between the zinc picolinate and placebo groups in the serum zinc concentration. 3. There was no significant difference between the two groups in the degree of total subjective recovery or the grade of improvement, as shown by in the whole mouth method. 4. We conclude that the administration of zinc picolinate is effective for patients with zinc-deficient and idiopathic taste disorders.
AuthorsF Sakai, S Yoshida, S Endo, H Tomita
JournalNihon Jibiinkoka Gakkai kaiho (Nihon Jibiinkoka Gakkai Kaiho) Vol. 98 Issue 7 Pg. 1135-9 (Jul 1995) ISSN: 0030-6622 [Print] JAPAN
PMID7562235 (Publication Type: Clinical Trial, Controlled Clinical Trial, English Abstract, Journal Article, Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't)
Chemical References
  • Picolinic Acids
  • Zinc
  • picolinic acid
Topics
  • Double-Blind Method
  • Humans
  • Picolinic Acids (therapeutic use)
  • Taste Disorders (drug therapy)
  • Zinc (deficiency)

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