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Effect of provision of micronutrient supplementation on growth and morbidity among young children in Pakistan

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Micronutrient supplements are recommended as a strategy to prevent deficiencies in at risk children. Soofi et al (Lancet 2013;382:29–40) report a cluster randomised trial from Pakistan assessing the impact of micronutrient supplementation (iron, vitamins and folic acid) on growth and morbidity. 256 clusters (urban and rural) were randomised to no supplements (n=947), micronutrient powder (n=910) and micronutrient powder plus zinc (n=810). Supplements were …

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