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Zinc is essential for the functioning of the immune system. Supplementation trials in Asia, Latin America, the Pacific and developed countries have shown that increasing zinc intake has great potential to control common infections in children, but the response to supplementation may be different in Africa, where the primary environmental challenge to children's health is malaria. Simultaneous supplementation with other potentially limiting nutrients may be required to overcome a lack of response when zinc is given alone. The project aims at measuring effects of daily oral supplementation with zinc and other micronutrients, given either alone or in combination, on malaria incidence and nutritional status, and on indicators of immunity.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Prevention
Zinc, Vitamins and minerals other than zinc, Vitamins plus zinc and other minerals, Placebo
Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:32:39-0400
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The white liquid secreted by the mammary glands. It contains proteins, sugar, lipids, vitamins, and minerals.
A condition due to deficiency in any member of the VITAMIN B COMPLEX. These B vitamins are water-soluble and must be obtained from the diet because they are easily lost in the urine. Unlike the lipid-soluble vitamins, they cannot be stored in the body fat.
An indication of the contribution of a food to the nutrient content of the diet. This value depends on the quantity of a food which is digested and absorbed and the amounts of the essential nutrients (protein, fat, carbohydrate, minerals, vitamins) which it contains. This value can be affected by soil and growing conditions, handling and storage, and processing.
A ZINC metalloenzyme that catalyzes the transfer of a methyl group from BETAINE to HOMOCYSTEINE to produce dimethylglycine and METHIONINE, respectively. This enzyme is a member of a family of ZINC-dependent METHYLTRANSFERASES that use THIOLS or selenols as methyl acceptors.
A condition produced by dietary or metabolic deficiency. The term includes all diseases caused by an insufficient supply of essential nutrients, i.e., protein (or amino acids), vitamins, and minerals. It also includes an inadequacy of calories. (From Dorland, 27th ed; Stedman, 25th ed)
Malaria is a serious tropical disease spread by mosquitoes. If malaria is not diagnosed and treated promptly, it can be fatal. What causes malaria? Malaria is caused by a type of parasite known as Plasmodium. There are many different types of Plasmod...
Pediatrics is the general medicine of childhood. Because of the developmental processes (psychological and physical) of childhood, the involvement of parents, and the social management of conditions at home and at school, pediatrics is a specialty. With ...
An antibody is a protein produced by the body's immune system when it detects harmful substances, called antigens. Examples of antigens include microorganisms (such as bacteria, fungi, parasites, and viruses) and chemicals. Antibodies may be produc...