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BACKGROUND Maternal nutrient supplementation in developing countries is generally restricted to provision of iron and folic acid (IFA). Change in practice toward supplementation with multiple micronutrients (MMN) has been hindered by little evidence of the effects of MMN on fetal loss and infant death. We assessed the effect of maternal supplementation with(More)
Maternal caregiving capacity, which is affected in part by cognition and mood, is crucial for the health of mothers and infants. Few interventions aim to improve maternal and infant health through improving such capacity. Multiple micronutrient (MMN) supplementation may improve maternal cognition and mood, since micronutrients are essential for brain(More)
BACKGROUND Evaluating the impact of nutrition interventions on developmental outcomes in developing countries can be challenging since most assessment tests have been produced in and for developed country settings. Such tests may not be valid measures of children's abilities when used in a new context. AIMS We present several principles for the selection,(More)
OBJECTIVES We investigated the relative benefit of maternal multiple micronutrient (MMN) supplementation during pregnancy and until 3 months postpartum compared with iron/folic acid supplementation on child development at preschool age (42 months). METHODS We assessed 487 children of mothers who participated in the Supplementation with Multiple(More)
Background Brain and cognitive development during the fi rst 1000 days from conception are aff ected by multiple biomedical and socioenvironmental determinants including nutrition, health, nurturing, and stimulation. An improved understanding of the long-term infl uence of these factors is needed to prioritise public health investments to optimise human(More)
We would like to thank the SUMMIT Study Group, whose rigorous work in carrying out the SUMMIT program laid the foundation for this research an made it possible. We also thank the families and communities in Lombok who participated in the study and the Indonesian Institute of Abstract Background. Evaluating the impact of nutrition interventions on(More)
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