Journal article : Review
Zinc supplementation for preventing mortality, morbidity, and growth failure in children aged 6 months to 12 years of age
Background Zinc deficiency is prevalent in low‐ and middle‐income countries, and contributes to significant diarrhoea‐, pneumonia‐, and malaria‐related morbidity and mortality among young children. Zinc deficiency also impairs growth.
Objectives To assess the effects of zinc supplementation for preventing mortality and morbidity, and for promoting growth, in children aged six months to 12 years of age.
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