Role of Zinc in Low Birth Weight Neonates

Aminul Hoque, Shah Md Keramat Ali
2009 Bangladesh Medical Journal  
: Evidence for an effect of zinc supplementation on growth in every young infants in developing countries is scarce and inconsistent. In Bangladesh, the highest incidence of Low Birth Weight (LBW) is the main cause of neonatal mortality and morbidity. It is hypothesized that LBW neonates is zinc deficient and that might adversely affect postnatal growth. The present study was carried out to measure the effect of zinc supplementation on LBW neonates during the first month of life and to observe
more » ... ife and to observe the growth pattern of supplemented (zn) with non supplemented group. Aim and Objective: It is supported by literates that zinc has an effective positive role in the growth and development in children. But evaluation of the effect of zinc on weight gain in LBW not done so our primary objectives are. (1) The study was done to measure the effectiveness of zinc supplementation on weight gain in low birth weight neonates. (2) To list low birth weight (LBW) babies admitted in neonatal ward
doi:10.3329/bmj.v38i1.3583 fatcat:a5uk2rovubbobje3xhp4nypdrq