Maternal low-dose vitamin A or beta-carotene supplementation has no effect on fetal loss and early infant mortality: a randomized cluster trial in Nepal.

@article{Katz2000MaternalLV,
  title={Maternal low-dose vitamin A or beta-carotene supplementation has no effect on fetal loss and early infant mortality: a randomized cluster trial in Nepal.},
  author={Joanne Katz and Keith P West and Subarna K. Khatry and Elizabeth Kimbrough Pradhan and S. Leclerq and Parul Christian and Lee S. F. Wu and Ramesh Kant Adhikari and Sharada Ram Shrestha and Alfred Sommer},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2000},
  volume={71 6},
  pages={1570-6}
}
BACKGROUND The effect of vitamin A supplementation on the survival of infants aged <6 mo is unclear. Because most infant deaths occur in the first few month of life, maternal supplementation may improve infant survival. OBJECTIVES The objective was to assess the effect of maternal vitamin A or beta-carotene supplementation on fetal loss and survival of infants <6 mo of age. DESIGN Married women of reproductive age in 270 wards of Sarlahi district, Nepal, were eligible to participate. Wards… CONTINUE READING