Zinc tablets gave the boot to a stinky feet prob­lem Q:

The Buffalo News - - SPORTS - When I was a child, I had sweaty feet. Tak­ing off my shoes would clear the room. All through high school, I wore closed­toe san­dals most of the year. In the 1970s, I worked in down­town Chicago, and com­muted by train from a western sub­urb. Most of the wint

A: You are not the first per­son to tell us that sys­temic zinc may help con­trol un­pleas­ant odors. The NIH Of­fice of Di­etary Sup­ple­ments sug­gests a daily in­take of 9 mg for women and 11 mg for men. The “tol­er­a­ble up­per in­take limit” is 40 mg.

A: Emer­gency physi­cians did a ran­dom­ized placebo-con­trolled trial of sniff­ing al­co­hol wipes com­pared with the pow­er­ful antiemetic on­dansetron (An­nals of Emer­gency Medicine, Au­gust 2018). Their con­clu­sion: “... aro­mather­apy with or with­out oral on­dansetron pro­vides greater nau­sea re­lief than oral on­dansetron alone.”

A: A meta-anal­y­sis of 13 stud­ies found that cin­na­mon sup­ple­men­ta­tion can lower triglyc­erides and to­tal choles­terol, al­though it may not af­fect LDL choles­terol (Jour­nal of Clin­i­cal Lipi­dol­ogy, Novem­berDe­cem­ber 2017). To learn more about the ben­e­fits and risks of cin­na­mon, you may want to read our book “Spice Up Your Health.” It is avail­able at peo­ple­sphar­macy. com.

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