Zinc for Obesity
The relationship between Zinc and Obesity is strong. Zinc ranks 19 of 366 Obesity treatments on our list.
Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have an adverse effect on health, leading to reduced life expectancy and/or increased health problems. Zinc, in commerce also spelter, is a metallic chemical element; it has the symbol Zn and atomic number 30.
Strength of evidence
Zinc for Obesity ranks in the top 78% of condition-treatment relationships we have analyzed. (The higher the number, the stronger the evidence.)
Of research analyzed, we found 52 studies on people and 77 studies on animals. Importantly, we found only 1 study that was 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 this treatment.
Here's how Zinc compares to other Obesity treatments we analyzed, as well as to all condition-treatment relationships:
The relationship between Obesity and Zinc has been modestly researched. We found at least 586 research articles on the topic. This places the volume of research in the top 45% of relationships we have analyzed between treatments and conditions. 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 7, 2014, and are constantly updating our database and algorithms.