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Zinc supplements probably reduce childhood deaths in Zanzibar

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 22 March 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:609

We already know zinc supplements can help reduce morbidity associated with diarrhoea and pneumonia in young children from the developing world. As both illnesses are often lethal, zinc supplements should also save lives. This had been difficult to prove, …

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