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PhD thesis: Effect of preventive supplementation with zinc and other micronutrients on malaria and diarrhoeal morbidity in African children

September 5, 2012 - 09:13 -- Bart G.J. Knols
Jacobien Veenemans
MWJ 2012, 3, 8
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Multi-nutrient supplementation may be unsafe in malaria-endemic areas, particularly in young children with iron deficiency. Thus the recommendation by the World Health Organization that iron supplements should be administered routinely to iron-deficient infants in settings with adequate access to anti-malarial treatment is insufficiently supported by evidence and should be reconsidered. The results presented in this PhD thesis underscore that supplementation or home fortification, even when targeting deficient subgroups in settings with access to adequate primary care, should not be recommended in malaria-endemic areas until their safety has been demonstrated.

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