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Maternal multiple micronutrients reduce early infant mortality

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It has often been suggested that multiple maternal micronutrient deficiencies could be responsible for much of the fetal loss and early infant morbidity and mortality occurring especially in developing countries. Several trials of supplementation have given encouraging results but the conclusion of a systematic review published in 2006 was that more evidence was needed. Now a trial in Indonesia (The Supplementation with Multiple Micronutrients Intervention Trial (SUMMIT) …

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