Article: Vitamin A supplements for preventing mortality, illness, and blindness in children aged under 5: systematic review and meta-analysis

Vit.A Study sess.15:  Meta-analysis study of Vit.A supplementation with children age 5 and under
Click on the underlined link above to read some really interesting studies done on Vit A supplementation and uses for children under the age of 5.  They conclude that no further studies need to be done as Vit.A supplementation was found to decrease mortality and morbidity rates in relation to child-diarrhoea mild, moderate and severe) and measles (which are the 2 causes of child mortality in under-developed countries).  Please always be cautious when giving children any supplementation. Consult a doctor and get the necessary tests done before giving any supplements to a child.  I do not condole the use of supplementation on children, and this article is not a suggestion to start giving your child supplements.     Enjoy, and thanks for reading. Be aware and eat with care 🙂
Ref:  Evan Mayo-Wilson departmental lecturer 1, Aamer Imdad senior research officer 2, Kurt Herzer
Marshall scholar 1, Mohammad Yawar Yakoob senior research officer 2, Zulfiqar A Bhutta Noordin
Noormahomed Sheriff endowed professor and founding chair 2
1Centre for Evidence-Based Intervention, Department of Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford, Barnett House, Oxford OX1 2ER, UK;
2Division of Women and Child Health, Aga Khan University Hospital, Stadium Road, PO Box 3500, 74800 Karachi, Pakistan

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