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Volume 6, Issue 2 (Summer 2003)                   J Arak Uni Med Sci 2003, 6(2): 39-41 | Back to browse issues page

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Kahbazi M. The Effect of Zinc Supplementation on Percentile Weight of Children With Growth Disorders. J Arak Uni Med Sci. 2003; 6 (2) :39-41
URL: http://jams.arakmu.ac.ir/article-1-6764-en.html
Assistant professor, Arak University of Medical Sciences, Arak, Iran.
Abstract:   (227 Views)
Introduction: Children play an important role in the future of every country. In under developed countries like Iran, because of cultural and economic poverty, most children have malnutrition which will be result in physical and psychological growth disorders. In as much as zinc is one of the most important and essential elements in metabolism of different substances and human growth, this study was conducted to determine the effect of zinc supplementation on percentile weight of children with growth disorders.
Materials and Methods: In order to investigate the effect of zinc sulfate syrup on increasing the weight and percentile weight of children, a double-blind clinical trial was conducted in 70 children aging 9 to 36 months. The subjects lacked any associated disease-by laboratory testing. Thirty-five children consume zinc sulfate syrup 0.6% for three months (case group) and other consume daily placebo for the same time and dose (control group). The increase of weight percentile of children were measured in three times with the interval of one month.
Results: Our findings showed that during three months, the average amount of increasing in weight percentile was 4.5% and 3.7%, respectively. T test showed that the comparison of increasing in weight percentile between two groups was not significant
Conclusion: This investigation revealed that zinc supplementation had not any remarkable effects on increasing of weight and weight percentile of children with growth disorders.
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Type of Study: Original Atricle | Subject: psychology
Received: 2021/01/25 | Accepted: 2003/07/1

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