The relationship between Zinc and Obesity is moderately strong. Zinc ranks 39 of 1149 Obesity treatments we have analyzed.
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 Obesity ranks in the top 60% of condition-treatment relationships we analyzed.
Importantly, we found 18 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 Obesity.
The relationship between Obesity and Zinc has been somewhat well researched. We found 475 research articles on the topic. This places the volume of research in the top 53% of condition-treatment relationships we have analyzed.
Are researchers becoming more or less interested in Zinc for Obesity? The pace of research appears to be increasing.
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 August 01, 2014 @9:19PM, and are constantly updating our database and algorithms.