Effect of provision of daily zinc and iron with several micronutrients on growth and morbidity among young children in Pakistan: a cluster-randomised trial

Asian children 1A study among Pakistani children has found that the use of micronutrient powders reduces iron-deficiency. In this cluster-randomised trial, Soofi and colleagues concluded that the excess burden of diarrhoea and respiratory morbidities associated with micronutrient powder use and the very small effect on growth recorded suggest that a careful assessment of risks and benefits must be done in populations with malnourished children and high diarrhoea burdens.

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