K. Ryan Wessells, Kenneth H. Brown, Sengchanh Kounnavong, Maxwell A. Barffour, Guy-Marino Hinnouho, Somphou Sayasone, Charles B. Stephensen, Kethmany Rasavong, Charles R. Larson, Charles D. Arnold, Kimberly B. Harding, Gregory A. Reinhart , Ganjana Lertmemongkolchai, Supan Fucharoen, Robin M. Bernstein, and Sonja Y. Hess. BMC Nutrition, 4:39.

Published: November 29, 2018

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Lao PDR

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Micronutrients

Zinc

Overview

The purpose of this study to compare different regimens of zinc supplementation used to for prevention of zinc deficiency and treatment of diarrhea.

A community-based, randomized controlled trial was used for this comparison. Children between 6-23 months old were divided into four intervention groups – daily preventive zinc dispersible tablet, daily preventive multiple micronutrient powder, therapeutic zinc dispersible tablet for diarrhea, or placebo control. The interventions were distributed for 9 months.

This study will provide evidence to support the best mechanisms delivering supplemental zinc.

Publication

BMC Nutrition

Retrieved from: https://doi.org/10.1186/s40795-018-0247-6