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Zinc supplements don't save lives in Nepal

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: (Published 11 October 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:745

Young children living in the southern plains of Nepal are often deficient in zinc. Replacing it had no effect on mortality or infectious illnesses in a large cluster randomised trial, however. More than 20 000 children aged 1-35 months took tablets …

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