A trial of zinc supplementation in young rural Gambian children.

  title={A trial of zinc supplementation in young rural Gambian children.},
  author={Christopher J Bates and Professor D. H. Evans and Michel Dardenne and Ann E. Prentice and Peter G. Lunn and Christine A. Northrop-Clewes and Stacey Hoare and Tim James Cole and Stephen J. Horan and S C Longman},
  journal={The British journal of nutrition},
  volume={69 1},
The present study tested the hypothesis that inadequate Zn intake might be responsible for failure to thrive and impaired catch-up growth in young rural Gambian children, and that Zn supplements might be beneficial. Gambian children might be deprived of Zn because of its poor availability from their predominantly plant-based diet. Rural Gambian children (110; fifty boys, sixty girls) aged between 0.57 and 2.30 years were divided into two matched groups, one to receive 70 mg Zn twice weekly for… CONTINUE READING
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