During the past decade, zinc supplementation has received increasing attention as results from research trials reveal the extent of zinc deficiency in developing countries and the role of zinc supplementation in reducing intrauterine growth retardation and disease incidence and severity and improving children's cognitive development, growth, and survival. However, most of what is known about zinc supplementation is based on the results of research trials and not of large-scale programs that deliver zinc supplements.
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