The relationship between Zinc and Menopause is somewhat weak. Zinc ranks 82 of 737 Menopause treatments we have analyzed.
Menopause is the cessation of a woman's reproductive ability, the opposite of menarche. Menopause is usually a natural change; it typically occurs in women in midlife, during their late 40s or early 50s, signalling the end of the fertile phase of a woman's life.1
Zinc, in commerce also spelter, is a metallic chemical element; it has the symbol Zn and atomic number 30. It is the first element of group 12 of the periodic table. In some respects zinc is chemically similar to magnesium: its ion is of similar size and its only common oxidation state is +2. Zinc is the 24th most abundant element in the Earth's crust and has five stable isotopes. The most common zinc ore is sphalerite (zinc blende), a zinc sulfide mineral. The largest mineable amounts are found in Australia, Asia, and the United States. Zinc production includes froth flotation of the ore, roasting, and final extraction using electricity (electrowinning).2
Researchers have concluded:
Zinc for Menopause ranks in the bottom 28% of condition-treatment relationships we analyzed.
Importantly, we found 12 studies that were randomized and controlled. Such studies are considered the most rigorous, and help to establish or disprove a cause-and-effect relationship between prospective treatments and conditions. So there may be some good evidence on which to make a decision about using Zinc for Menopause.
The relationship between Menopause and Zinc has been modestly researched. We found 110 research articles on the topic. This places the volume of research in the bottom 33% of condition-treatment relationships we have analyzed.
Are researchers becoming more or less interested in Zinc for Menopause? The pace of research appears to be increasing.
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