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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).
Authors were supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia. The Burnet Institute was supported by an Operational Infrastructure Support grant from the Victorian state government.