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Zinc supplementation and stunted infants in Ethiopia: a randomised controlled trial.

Authors
  • Umeta, M
  • West, C E
  • Haidar, J
  • Deurenberg, P
  • Hautvast, J G
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Lancet
Publisher
Elsevier BV
Publication Date
Jun 10, 2000
Volume
355
Issue
9220
Pages
2021–2026
Identifiers
PMID: 10885352
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

Combating zinc deficiency can increase the growth rate of stunted children to that of non-stunted infants in rural Ethiopia. This would appear to be due, at least in part, to reduction in morbidity from infection and increased appetite.

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