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Vitamin A Supplementation

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In 1993, three meta-analyses reported that high-dose vitamin A supplementation (VAS) provided an up to 30 % reduction in child mortality, especially deaths from diarrhea and measles in lowand middle-income countries. Since that time, VAS has been widely advocated and is provided in many of these countries to children aged six months to five years, with an average coverage rate of 86 %. In this commentary, I describe the results of a new systematic review and meta-analyses, which include all VAS trials up to 2010, and reconfirm the association of lower mortalityfollowing high-dose supplementation with vitamin A. The authors also confirm that the effects of VAS on mortality are still significant – even when they include the largely unpublished Deworming and Vitamin A (DEVTA) trial; this is despite the fact that this trial alone found that vitamin A did not significantly reduce the risk of mortality. The DEVTA trial raises issues concerning the effectiveness of VAS . I discuss these, and also the related question of whether there is still a need for VAS if adequate food fortification with vitamin A is in place.

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Year 2011
Authors David I Thurnham, Andrew Thorne-Lyman, Andrew M Prentice
Language English
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DOI https://doi.org/10.52439/SQCD6023
DOI Number 10.52439/SQCD6023
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