Though data with regards to malnutrition was recorded, it was not
described in the article because priority was given to the prime objective
of the study which was a correlation between iron and zinc deficiency with
memory. Deworming was done prior to start of supplementation of all the
students who participated in the study. We had met the parents of the
children every week. Parents of 9 children complained that the child had
sensation of nausea, and 6 of them gave history of frequent passage of
stools. Taking the response into consideration and with the references
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