The effect of calcium supplementation on blood lead levels in Nigerian children.


OBJECTIVE To determine whether calcium supplementation alters the risk of lead toxicity. STUDY DESIGN Children aged 12-18 months from 3 communities in Nigeria were assigned to receive daily calcium supplementation, as either calcium carbonate (400 mg) or ground dried fish (529 ± 109 mg), or placebo. All children received 2500 IU of vitamin A. Levels of… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2011.04.038


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