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Effects of antenatal multiple micronutrient supplementation on birthweight and gestational duration in Nepal: double-blind, randomised controlled trial

This article details a double-blind, randomised controlled trial in Dhanusha district, Nepal. Women attending for antenatal care with singleton pregnancies at up to 20 weeks’ gestation were invited to participate. Primary outcomes were birthweight and gestational duration. Secondary outcomes included infant length and head circumference. The study was not powered to detect differences in mortality.

The Lancet Osrin et al March 2005
  • South Asia
  • Research
  • Scientific publication