Randomized controlled trial of the effect of zinc supplementation on the mental development of Bangladeshi infants.

@article{Hamadani2001RandomizedCT,
  title={Randomized controlled trial of the effect of zinc supplementation on the mental development of Bangladeshi infants.},
  author={Jena Hamadani and George Joseph Fuchs and Saskia J M Osendarp and Farida Khatun and Syed Nazmul Huda and S Grantham-mcgregor},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2001},
  volume={74 3},
  pages={381-6}
}
BACKGROUND Zinc deficiency is thought to be common in young children in developing countries and some data suggest that it may detrimentally affect children's development. OBJECTIVE Our goal was to assess the effect of zinc supplementation on the developmental levels and behavior of Bangladeshi infants. DESIGN This was a randomized, double-blind, controlled trial conducted in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Three hundred one infants aged 1 mo were randomly assigned to receive either 5 mg elemental Zn or… CONTINUE READING
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