Effect of zinc supplementation on child mortality

@article{Lazzerini2007EffectOZ,
  title={Effect of zinc supplementation on child mortality},
  author={M. Lazzerini},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2007},
  volume={370},
  pages={1194-1195}
}
Malnutrition including micronutrient deficiencies is the leading risk factor for child mortality in low-income and middle-income countries. About 30% of the worlds population has zinc deficiency. This deficiency occurs because zinc is mainly contained in foods such as red meat that are expensive and in short supply in developing countries. Moreover zinc has no tissue reserves unlike vitamin A and iron and its turnover is rapid especially during common gastrointestinal infections. Young children… Expand
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