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Vitamin A Pills "Could Save Thousands Of Children," University of Oxford Study



8/29/2011 8:54:06 AM

Giving vitamin A supplements to children under the age of five in developing countries could save 600,000 lives a year, researchers claim.Writing in the British Medical Journal, UK and Pakistani experts assessed 43 studies involving 200,000 children, and found deaths were cut by 24% if children were given the vitamin. And they say taking it would also cut rates of measles and diarrhoea.

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