Effects on birth weight and perinatal mortality of maternal dietary supplements in rural Gambia: 5 year randomised controlled trial .

@article{Ceesay1997EffectsOB,
  title={Effects on birth weight and perinatal mortality of maternal dietary supplements in rural Gambia: 5 year randomised controlled trial .},
  author={Sana M Ceesay and Andrew M Prentice and Tim James Cole and Frances Foord and Lawrence T Weaver and Elizabeth M. E. Poskitt and Roger G. Whitehead},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={1997},
  volume={315 7111},
  pages={786-90}
}
OBJECTIVE To test the efficacy in terms of birth weight and infant survival of a diet supplement programme in pregnant African women through a primary healthcare system. DESIGN 5 year controlled trial of all pregnant women in 28 villages randomised to daily supplementation with high energy groundnut biscuits (4.3 MJ/day) for about 20 weeks before delivery (intervention) or after delivery (control). SETTING Rural Gambia. SUBJECTS Chronically undernourished women (twin bearers excluded… CONTINUE READING
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