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What is zinc sulfate?

Zinc sulfate is the sulfate salt of zinc, a mineral that is involved in numerous biologic processes. It helps promote growth and the development and health of body tissue. It is found in oysters and other sea food, beef and pork meat, baked beans and yogurt. Doctors use zinc sulfate supplement to treat and prevent problems related to zinc deficiency, including stunted growth and acute diarrhea in children.

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