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Notes from Nutrition 2018 in Boston

Study links vitamin A levels to infant growth

By Adi Menayang

A study presented at the Nutrition 2018 conference in Boston suggests that adequate vitamin A levels may support infant growth—and that one Midwestern city may have a vitamin A ‘public health problem.’

Dietary supplements are not eliglble for purchase using government benefits like SNAP, but trade groups have advocated for their eligibility as a measure to close the micronutrient gaps in low-income US households. Getty Images / jetcityimage

Notes from Nutrition 2018 in Boston

Does the micronutrient disparity in the US deserve more attention?

By Adi Menayang

From a list of about a dozen shortfall nutrients, US government health agencies recognize only a handful as a public health concern. Some researchers and trade groups argue that this shouldn’t be the case.

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