Effect of zinc supplementation on growth and body composition of Ugandan preschool children: a randomized, controlled, intervention trial.

@article{Kikafunda1998EffectOZ,
  title={Effect of zinc supplementation on growth and body composition of Ugandan preschool children: a randomized, controlled, intervention trial.},
  author={Joyce K. Kikafunda and Ann F Walker and E. F. Allan and James K Tumwine},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={1998},
  volume={68 6},
  pages={1261-6}
}
BACKGROUND Despite ample food supplies, the incidence of childhood underweight and stunting remains high in Uganda. Many factors contribute to this situation, but the role of low zinc intakes has not been adequately explored. OBJECTIVE Our objective was to study the effect of zinc supplementation on growth and body composition of preschool children by using the outcome measures of weight, height, and midupper arm circumference (MUAC). DESIGN The study was randomized, double-blind, placebo… CONTINUE READING