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Vitamin A supplementation had no overall effect on child mortality

August 20, 2014

High-dose vitamin A supplementation given to children between the ages of 6 to 23 months at routine vaccination contacts in Guinea-Bissau had no overall effect on mortality, according to recent data published in Pediatrics.

Ane B. Fisker, MD, PhD, of the Bandim Health Project, in New Guinea-Bassau, and colleagues conducted a randomized double-blind trial in response to WHO’s recommendation that high-dose vitamin A supplementation could reduce mortality by 24%. It was the first randomized controlled trial to assess the policy’s effect on overall mortality.

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