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Multi-vitamin research

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

Congressionally mandated study examining the relationship between daily vitamin usage and academic performance of at-risk children will begin in December and run through May 2004, The Healthy Foundation announced July 16. One thousand five hundred fourth-graders will be chosen at random from an urban school district in N.J. to receive either a daily placebo or vitamins provided by Tishcon Corp. Researchers will then evaluate results of a state-authorized, standardized exam, grade point averages, misbehavior and punctuality. Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) and Rep. Frank Pallone (D- N.J.) sponsored a $500,000 grant for the study in the FY 2002 Labor/HHS Appropriations bill (1"The Tan Sheet" Oct. 8, 2001, p. 15)...

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