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Folic acid in low birthweight infants

Kendall, A. C., Jones, E. E., Wilson, C. I. D., Shinton, N. K. and Elwood, Peter Creighton 1974. Folic acid in low birthweight infants. Archives of Disease in Childhood 49 (9) , pp. 736-738. 10.1136/adc.49.9.736

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Abstract

A double-blind randomized trial of 50 μg folic acid or placebo given from 2 weeks to 6 months to 130 infants of birthweight less than 2·5 kg has been conducted. While only 62 of the babies completed the 6-month follow-up, no significant difference was found between either group in respect of changes in weight, haemoglobin, serum folate, red cell folate, or evidence of infection. It is concluded that infants in this series were receiving adequate amounts of folic acid in their normal diet and did not require supplements.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics
Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group
ISSN: 0003-9888
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 06:51
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/65430

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