Vitamin A supplementation and child survival.

@article{Herrera1992VitaminAS,
  title={Vitamin A supplementation and child survival.},
  author={M{\'o}nica Grajales Herrera and Penelope Nestel and A A el Amin and Wafaie Wahib Fawzi and Khaled A. Mohamed and Leisa Weld},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={1992},
  volume={340 8814},
  pages={267-71}
}
Previous studies of the effect of 6-monthly vitamin A supplementation on child mortality have given conflicting results. In other trials, more frequent doses of vitamin A have significantly reduced mortality among children at risk of vitamin A deficiency. We have done a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of vitamin A supplementation in the Sudan among 28,753 children aged 9-72 months at risk of vitamin A deficiency. Children were assigned to receive either 200,000 IU vitamin A and 40 IU… CONTINUE READING