Zinc supplementation in malnourished children with persistent diarrhea in Pakistan.

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the potential benefit of dietary supplementation of a rice-lentil (Khitchri) and yogurt diet with 3 mg/kg/d of elemental zinc (as zinc sulfate) in hospitalized malnourished children (age 6-36 months) with persistent diarrhea for 14 days. METHODOLOGY Randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled trial. SETTING Nutrition Research Ward… (More)

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