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Zinc supplements improve children's health

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7155.369 (Published 08 August 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:369
  1. Norra Macready
  1. California

    Zinc supplementation reduces the incidence and severity of childhood infections and may lower child mortality in impoverished areas, according to studies conducted by members of the Child Health Research Project.

    The project is a collaboration of the World Health Organisation, Harvard University in Massachusetts, Johns Hopkins University in Maryland, and the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research in Bangladesh. It carried out a number of studies, which are published in a special 200 page supplement to the August issue …

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