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Combating low birth weight due to malaria infection in pregnancy

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Science Translational Medicine  07 Mar 2018:
Vol. 10, Issue 431, eaat1506
DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aat1506

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Abstract

Decreased l-arginine and nitric oxide bioavailability in pregnant women with malaria contributes to low birth weight, suggesting that l-arginine supplementation could be a potential treatment (McDonald et al.).

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