The present study investigated the effect of vitamin A supplementation in pregnant Malaria-infected women in Nigeria. 152 Malaria-infected pregnant women were involved; 76 received a vitamin A supplement 3 times a week (once daily), and 76 participants received a placebo without active ingredients. The pregnant women were followed up until the delivery of their babies. The study results showed lower mean birthweights in the placebo group than babies from women in the supplementation group. In conclusion, it was revealed that vitamin A supplementation is efficacious and generally beneficial to maternal and child health. Further details can be found in the study.
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