Combined iron and folic acid supplementation with or without zinc reduces time to walking unassisted among Zanzibari infants 5- to 11-mo old.

@article{Olney2006CombinedIA,
  title={Combined iron and folic acid supplementation with or without zinc reduces time to walking unassisted among Zanzibari infants 5- to 11-mo old.},
  author={Deanna K Olney and Ernesto Pollitt and Patricia K Kariger and Sabra S. Khalfan and Nadra S. Ali and James M. Tielsch and Sunil Sazawal and Robert R Black and Lindsay Helen Allen and Rebecca J Stoltzfus},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  year={2006},
  volume={136 9},
  pages={2427-34}
}
Iron and zinc deficiencies have been associated with delayed motor development in nutritionally at-risk children, albeit inconsistently. In this community-based, randomized double-blind trial, iron+folic acid (FeFA) (12.5 mg Fe + 50 mug folic acid), zinc (Zn) (10 mg), and iron+folic acid+zinc (FeFA+Zn) supplements or a placebo were given daily for 1 y to nutritionally at-risk children in Pemba, Zanzibar. The effects of these treatments on attaining unassisted walking were evaluated using… CONTINUE READING

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