Zinc for Menopause
The relationship between Zinc and Menopause is somewhat weak. Zinc ranks 34 of 410 Menopause treatments on our list.
Menopause literally means the "end of monthly cycles" (the end of monthly periods aka menstruation), from the Greek word pausis (cessation) and the root men- (month).
Zinc, in commerce also spelter, is a metallic chemical element; it has the symbol Zn and atomic number 30.
Strength of evidence
Zinc for Menopause ranks in the bottom 36% of condition-treatment relationships we analyzed. (Higher number, stronger evidence.)
We found 66 studies on people and 5 studies on animals. Importantly, we found 0 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 such studies may be needed.
How it compares
Here's how Zinc compares to other Menopause treatments we analyzed, as well as to all condition-treatment relationships:
Amount of research
The relationship between Menopause and Zinc has been little researched. We found at least 129 research articles on the topic. This places the volume of research in the bottom 8% of relationships we have analyzed between treatments and conditions.
Are researchers becoming more or less interested in Zinc for Menopause? The pace of research appears to be increasing:
Important caveat—help improve this information
Please note that our analysis is automated and imperfect. If you have personal insight, please help improve our analysis by rating this relationship and the research supporting it. And check back regularly; we last analyzed research for this relationship on Mar 13, 2014, and are constantly updating our database and algorithms.