Zinc supplementation and stunted infants in Ethiopia: a randomised controlled trial.

@article{Umeta2000ZincSA,
  title={Zinc supplementation and stunted infants in Ethiopia: a randomised controlled trial.},
  author={Melaku Umeta and Clive E. West and Jemal Ali Haidar and P R M Deurenberg and Joseph G. A. J. Hautvast},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={2000},
  volume={355 9220},
  pages={2021-6}
}
BACKGROUND Stunting is highly prevalent in Ethiopia and many other developing countries but the reason for it is poorly understood. Zinc is essential for growth but diets in such countries often do not contain zinc in sufficient quantity or of sufficient bioavailability. Thus zinc deficiency may play a major role in stunting. The aim of the study was to investigate whether the low rate of linear growth of apparently healthy breastfed infants in a rural village in Ethiopia could be improved by… CONTINUE READING
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