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Systematic Reviews of Zinc Intervention Strategies

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Adequate zinc nutrition is critically important for children’s health and the achievement of their full growth
potential. The Lancet series on maternal and child undernutrition concluded that zinc deficiency increases
the risk and severity of common childhood infections, thereby contributing to excess morbidity and mortality in lower income countries, and the recently updated Copenhagen Consensus on priorities for advancing global welfare named zinc supplementation as one of the top-ranked interventions for reducing malnutrition and improving overall welfare Despite these compelling conclusions, there has been surprisingly little effort worldwide focused on the prevention of zinc deficiency, in part because of the limited information  hat has been synthesized to assess the impact of different zinc intervention strategies on child health outcomes.

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Year 2009
Authors Sonja Y Hess
Language English
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DOI https://doi.org/10.52439/SPWG6227
DOI Number 10.52439/SPWG6227
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