In Brief: Zinc supplementation
This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet
Zinc supplementation: The "duration and severity" of acute diarrhea in children may be reduced through the administration of zinc supplements, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health researchers report in the Sept. 28 New England Journal of Medicine. Discussing the results of a double-blind, randomized, controlled study of 937 children, aged six to 35 months, from New Delhi, India, the researchers, led by Hopkins' Robert Black, MD, found that children receiving zinc supplementation showed a 23% decreased risk of "continued diarrhea." All participating children received oral rehydration therapy and daily doses of vitamin A (1,600 units), B1 (1.2 mg), B2 (1 mg), B6 (1 mg), D3 (200 IU), E (6 mg) and niacinamide (20 mg), while the treatment group also received elemental zinc (20 mg)...
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