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J Ardabil Univ Med Sci 2007, 7(2): 122-131 Back to browse issues page
Effect of Zinc Supplementation on the Growth of acute respiratory infections and diahrea in Low Birth Weight Infants
Nayereh Amini sani , Manoochehr Barak, Seyedmorteza Shamshirgaran, Firooz Amani, Saadollah Mohammadi, Benyamin Fazli
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  Background & Objectives: The high incidence of low birth weight (LBW) occurs in developing countries, and diarrhea and respiratory infections are the main causes of infant mortality and morbidity. This study was done to find out whether there was a growth or morbidity response to zinc supplememttion, among LBW infants during the first 6 mo of life.

  Methods: The study was a randomized, placebo-controlled, and double-blind trial study. LBW infants were given daily for 6mo 5mg zn, or a placebo. Questionnairs were filled out during the study by a pediatrician and a GP. Anthropometric measurements were made at 0, 4, 8, 12, 16, 20 and 24 wk via home visits by trained interviewers.

  Results: Baseline characteristics were similar in zinc and placebo groups. Weight gain in zinc group was significantly higher that of placebo group between 1 to 6 months (p=0.036). Length and head circumference gain were also greater in zinc group than in placebo groups, (p=0.04, p<0.001). The episodes of upper respiratory infections was greater in placebo group than zinc group (mean Episodes in zinc groups= 1.7 and in placebo group was 3) and there was significant difference between two groups (p=0.005). 8 Cases of lower respiratory infections in placebo group and 5 cases in zinc group were observed, but it was not significan diarrheal episods were observed only in placebo groups.

  Conclusion: It was found that low birth weight infants had better growth and lower morbidity during the first 6 months of life by receiving zinc supplementation.

Keywords: Zinc Supplementation, Low Birth Weight, Growth, Acute Respiratory infection, diarrhea
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Received: 2006/07/1 | Accepted: 2007/02/13 | Published: 2008/01/16
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Amini sani N, Barak M, Shamshirgaran S, Amani F, Mohammadi S, Fazli B. Effect of Zinc Supplementation on the Growth of acute respiratory infections and diahrea in Low Birth Weight Infants . J Ardabil Univ Med Sci. 2007; 7 (2) :122-131
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