Prophylactic Micronutrient Supplementation

Micronutrient supplementation has been the method of choice for the treatment of severe clinical nutrient deficiencies for several decades. Prophylactic supplementation, however, gained wider acceptance only in the late 1980s with the publication of results from a randomized trial in Aceh, Indonesia, showing a 34% reduction in young-child mortality among preschoolers given vitamin A supplements. The introduction of routine vitamin A supplementation to preschool children in developing countries has encouraged this approach and the development of other micronutrient supplementation programs. Each single-nutrient or multiple-micronutrient supplementation strategy should be evaluated separately for efficacy, feasibility, safety, cost, and appropriateness for the cultural and political context in which it will be implemented.

Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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