A H Shankar
Affiliation: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
- Zinc and immune function: the biological basis of altered resistance to infectionA H Shankar
Department of International Health, The Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
Am J Clin Nutr 68:447S-463S. 1998..This review explores these aspects of zinc biology of the immune system and attempts to provide a biological basis for the altered host resistance to infections observed during zinc deficiency and supplementation...
- Effect of vitamin A supplementation on morbidity due to Plasmodium falciparum in young children in Papua New Guinea: a randomised trialA H Shankar
Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
Lancet 354:203-9. 1999..Vitamin A is central to normal immune function, and supplementation has been shown to lower the morbidity of some infectious diseases. We investigated the effect of vitamin A supplementation on malaria morbidity...
- Potential contribution of maternal zinc supplementation during pregnancy to maternal and child survivalL E Caulfield
Center for Human Nutrition, the Department of International Health, The Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
Am J Clin Nutr 68:499S-508S. 1998..Supplementation trials are needed to define the public health importance of maternal zinc deficiency worldwide...
- Antioxidant status and acute malaria in children in Kampala, UgandaA Metzger
Department of International Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
Am J Trop Med Hyg 65:115-9. 2001..10 micromol/L of lycopene). This study suggests that children with acute malaria have depressed plasma concentrations of antioxidants, and that higher plasma lycopene is associated with more rapid clearance of malaria parasitemia...
- Effect of maternal multiple micronutrient supplementation on fetal loss and infant death in Indonesia: a double-blind cluster-randomised trialA H Shankar
Helen Keller International, Jakarta, Indonesia Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
Lancet 371:215-27. 2008..We assessed the effect of maternal supplementation with MMN, compared with IFA, on fetal loss and infant death in the setting of routine prenatal care services...