Trial of zinc supplements in relation to pregnancy outcomes, hematologic indicators, and T cell counts among HIV-1-infected women in Tanzania.

@article{Fawzi2005TrialOZ,
  title={Trial of zinc supplements in relation to pregnancy outcomes, hematologic indicators, and T cell counts among HIV-1-infected women in Tanzania.},
  author={Wafaie Wahib Fawzi and Eduardo Villamor and Gernard I. Msamanga and Gretchen Antelman and Said Aboud and Willy S. K. Urassa and David J. Hunter},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2005},
  volume={81 1},
  pages={161-7}
}
BACKGROUND In observational studies, the zinc status of HIV-infected persons has been associated with both positive and adverse clinical outcomes. Such endpoints may affect the risk of adverse birth outcomes among HIV-infected women. OBJECTIVE We examined the effects of zinc supplements on birth outcomes, hematologic indicators, and counts of T lymphocyte subsets among 400 HIV-infected pregnant women. DESIGN Eligible women between 12 and 27 wk of gestation were randomly assigned to daily… CONTINUE READING