Zinc supplementation in infants born small for gestational age reduces mortality: a prospective, randomized, controlled trial.

@article{Sazawal2001ZincSI,
  title={Zinc supplementation in infants born small for gestational age reduces mortality: a prospective, randomized, controlled trial.},
  author={Sunil Sazawal and Robert E. Black and Venugopal Padmanabhan Menon and P Dinghra and Laura Caulfield and Usha Dhingra and A Bagati},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2001},
  volume={108 6},
  pages={1280-6}
}
BACKGROUND Low birth weight infants have been noted to have low zinc concentrations in cord blood, and zinc deficiency in childhood is associated with reduced immunocompetence and increased infectious disease morbidity. This study investigates whether zinc supplementation of infants born full term and small for gestational age affects mortality. METHODS A randomized, double-blind, controlled trial with 2-by-2 factorial design enrolled 1154 full-term small for gestational age infants to… CONTINUE READING

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