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Effect of maternal multiple micronutrient supplementation on fetal loss and infant death in Indonesia: a double-blind cluster-randomised trial

This paper assessed the effect of maternal supplementation with multiple micronutrients (MMN), compared with iron folic acid (IFA), on fetal loss and infant death in the setting of routine prenatal care services in a double-blind cluster-randomised trial in Lombok, Indonesia . The outcomes demonstrated that infants of women consuming MMN supplements had an 18% reduction in early infant mortality compared with those of women given IFA and a 14% reduction in risk of low birth weight.

The Lancet The Supplementation with Multiple Micronutrients Intervention Trial (SUMMIT) Study Group January 2008
  • South Asia
  • Research
  • Scientific publication