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Neonatal vitamin A supplementation in low-income communities
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    Re: Neonatal vitamin A supplementation is not all about deficiency

    Dear Professor Aaby

    Thank you for your helpful response to the Archivist feature on neonatal Vitamin A supplementation, pointing out the difficulty in attributing any benefit to pre-existing deficiency. Obviously it is not possible to include a full discussion of the conflicting literature on this subject in a short article. I did not intend to endorse any conclusions from the editorial, but merely to stimulate...

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    Neonatal vitamin A supplementation is not all about deficiency

    According to the current paradigm vitamin A supplementation works by preventing vitamin A deficiency, and it was predictable that the lack of effect of neonatal vitamin A supplementation in the recent African trials was interpreted as being due to absence of vitamin A deficiency. It follows that there may still be a role for NVAS in deficient subgroups(1). The Archivist approves this conclusion.

    However, there...

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