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The World in Medicine
May 13, 1998

Drink to Children's Health

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JAMA. 1998;279(18):1429. doi:10.1001/jama.279.18.1429-JWM80002-5-1

An orange-flavored drink that is fortified with 10 vitamins and minerals could help nutritionally deficient children in East Africa and other developing regions live healthier lives.

In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, half of 830 elementary school children in Tanzania received the drink for 6 months. The other half received a similar, unfortified drink. The fortified beverage contained iron, zinc, iodine, vitamins A and C, folate, niacin, thiamine, riboflavin, and pyridoxine.

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