Taste disturbances- zinc supplements may have some benefit

There are lots of reasons to eat healthily, but for the time being, it's not clear whether good food can help prevent depression

10 RCTs were included in this update of a Cochrane review of interventions for the management of patients with taste disturbances. VEry low quality evidence suggest that zinc supplementation my be beneficial but further high quality research is needed.

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Medication for mental health: Oral health impacts

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This review of the side effects of medications prescribed for the management of mental health highlights their potential impact on oral health. The commonest problems being xerostomia.

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Zinc supplements may have some benefit in treating taste disorders

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Taste disorders can have a impact of health and quality of life. This new Cochrane review identified 9 trials (566 participants) and found some evidence that zinc supplements could improve taste perception in people with idiopathic taste disorders. However the evidence is not of high quality.

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