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Impact of micronutrient fortification of yoghurt on micronutrient status markers and growth – a randomized double blind controlled trial among school children in Bangladesh

Sunil Sazawal1*, AKM Ahsan Habib3, Usha Dhingra1, Arup Dutta2, Pratibha Dhingra2, Archana Sarkar2, Saikat Deb2, Jahangir Alam3, Asmaul Husna3 and Robert E Black1

Author Affiliations

1 Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD USA

2 Center for Micronutrient Research, Department of Biochemistry, Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu, India

3 Department of Community Medicine, Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College, Bogra, Bangladesh

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BMC Public Health 2013, 13:514  doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-514

Published: 28 May 2013

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Additional file 1: Table S1:

Sample size estimations. Table S2. Using different cutoffs, the blood parameters (n, %) were compared between the fortified and non fortified yoghurt groups at base-line and end-line. Table S3. Baseline comparison for SES and other variables among two groups for the subset contributing to study. Table S4. Comparison for blood parameters between fortified and non-fortified yoghurt groups at end-line. Table S5. Concentrations of biomarkers in those with normal and elevated acute phase proteins at baseline. Table S6. Concentrations of biomarkers in those with normal and elevated acute phase proteins at end-line.

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