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Mineral- and Vitamin-Enhanced Micronutrient Powder Reduces Stunting in Full-Term Low-Birth-Weight Infants Receiving Nutrition, Health, and Hygiene Education: a 2 x 2 Factorial, Cluster-Randomized Trial in Bangladesh

This study examined the impact of nutrition and hygiene interventions on stunting in full-term low-birthweight infants. Researchers found that hand sanitizer, combined with nutrition, health, and hygiene education, did not reduce infection in infancy or the chance of stunting at 12 months postpartum. However, micronutrient powders, with or without hand sanitizer, lead to significantly lower rates of stunting in low-birthweight infants at 12 months, compared to controls.

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, May 2016