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Maternal Multiple Micronutrient Supplements and Child Cognition: A Randomized Trial in Indonesia

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  • Elizabeth L. Prado
  • Katherine J. Alcock
  • Husni Muadz
  • Michael T. Ullman
  • Anuraj H. Shankar
  • SUMMIT Study Group
Journal publication date1/09/2012
JournalBMC Pediatrics
Number of pages11
Original languageEnglish


OBJECTIVES: We investigated the relative benefit of maternal multiple micronutrient (MMN) supplementation during pregnancy and until 3 months postpartum compared with iron/folic acid supplementation on child development at preschool age (42 months). METHODS: We assessed 487 children of mothers who participated in the Supplementation with Multiple Micronutrients Intervention Trial, a cluster-randomized trial in Indonesia, on tests adapted and validated in the local context measuring motor, language, visual attention/spatial, executive, and socioemotional abilities. Analysis was according to intention to treat. RESULTS: In children of undernourished mothers (mid-upper arm circumference