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- DocumentKarger Medical and Scientific Publishers, 2010The main causes of iron deficiency (ID) are briefly discussed, followed by the examination of studies of ID and child cognitive and motor development and behaviour for evidence of a causal link, classifying them by study design.The main finds are:Document
Impact of micronutrient supplementation during pregnancy on birth weight, duration of gestation, and perinatal mortality in rural western China: double blind cluster randomised controlled trialBritish Medical Journal, 2008The study examines the impact of antenatal supplementation with multiple micronutrients or iron and folic acid compared with folic acid alone on birth weight, duration of gestation, and maternal haemoglobin concentration in the third trimester.Document
Impact of supplementing newborn infants with vitamin A on early infant mortality: community based randomised trial in southern IndiaBritish Medical Journal, 2003This article assesses the impact of supplementing newborn infants with vitamin A on mortality at age six months. The study was a randomised, placebo controlled, community based trial conducted between June 1998 and March 2001 in two rural districts of Tamil Nadu, southern India.Key results include:Document
Combined iron and folic acid supplementation with or without zinc reduces time to walking unassisted among Zanzibari infants 5 to 11 months oldJournal of Nutrition, 2006Iron and zinc deficiencies have been associated with delayed motor development in nutritionally at-risk children, albeit inconsistently. In this community-based, randomised double-blind trial, iron and folic acid; zinc; a combination of iron, folic acid and zinc supplements; or a placebo were given daily for one year to 876 nutritionally at-risk children in Pemba, Zanzibar.Document
Long-term effects of iron and zinc supplementation during infancy on cognitive function at 9 years of age in northeast Thai children: a follow-up studyAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2011Iron and zinc are important micronutrients for child growth and development. One would expect that iron and zinc supplementation in infancy would affect long-term cognitive development and school achievement, but this has not so far been evaluated.Document
A community-based randomized controlled trial of iron and zinc supplementation in Indonesian infants: interactions between iron and zincAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2003Combined supplementation with iron and zinc during infancy may be effective in preventing deficiencies of these micronutrients, but knowledge of their potential interactions when given together is insufficient.