Zinc or vitamin A reduced diarrhea in young, poor Bangladeshi children
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The article reports that a study in Mexico among 300 young children 6 to 36 months old on the effect of Lactobacillus reuteri used as prophylactic showed improvements in diarrheal as well as respiratory diseases.
- Simultaneous zinc and vitamin A supplementation in Bangladeshi children: randomised double blind controlled trial. Rahman, Mohammad M; Vermund, Sten H; Wahed, Mohammad A; Fuchs, George J; Baqui, Abdullah H; Alvarez, Jose O // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);8/11/2001, Vol. 323 Issue 7308, p314
Conclusions: Combined zinc and vitamin A synergistically reduced the prevalence of persistent diarrhoea and dysentery. Zinc was associated with a significant increase in acute lower respiratory infection, but this adverse effect was reduced by the interaction between zinc and vitamin A.
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Points out the effectiveness of vitamin C supplements in preventing upper respiratory infections among marathon runners.
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The article reports that U.S. researchers point out the possibility of Vitamin D to protect against winter viral respiratory infections.
- Childhood iron and zinc deficiency in resource poor countries. Bhutta, Zulfiqar A. // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);1/20/2007, Vol. 334 Issue 7585, p104
The author focuses on strategies to deliver iron and zinc to poor children who are deficient in such nutrients. He mentions the necessity to evaluate such interventions in large scale community studies, since they all have drawbacks. He cites the article in this issue, "Effects of fortified milk...
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- Diarrea y micronutrientes. Zea, Alonso; Ochoa, Theresa J. // Revista Medica Herediana;ene-mar2013, Vol. 24 Issue 1, p62
Diarrhea continues to be an important cause of morbidity and mortality in young children. Although the use of oral rehydration solutions has decrease the mortality associated with dehydration, there still the need of effective strategies to decrease the morbidity associated with this disease....
- Vitamin E Eases Colds Among Elders. Bliss, Rosalie Marion // Agricultural Research;Apr2005, Vol. 53 Issue 4, p21
Focuses on a study by U.S. Agricultural Research Service researchers on the beneficial effects of vitamin E on the elderly. Criteria for selecting the participants in the study; Percentage of the participants that are less likely to suffer from respiratory infections; Examples of dietary...
- Vitamin D did not stop colds. // Clinical Advisor;Nov2012, Vol. 15 Issue 11, p16
The article reports the failure to reduce the incidence or severity of upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs) in adults even on giving monthly doses of vitamin D3.