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Micronutrients and Child Health Study

2014-08-27 03:32:39 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this study is to determine to what extent supplementation with zinc and other micronutrients are efficacious in preventing malaria in young Tanzanian children.

Description

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.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Prevention

Conditions

Malaria

Intervention

Zinc, Vitamins and minerals other than zinc, Vitamins plus zinc and other minerals, Placebo

Location

Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre
Moshi
Tanzania

Status

Completed

Source

Wageningen University

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:32:39-0400

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