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Screening of Iron Fortificants

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Iron deficiency (ID) affects an estimated of children, 42% of women and 26% of men in developing countries.1 ID heavily burdens children and women of child- bearing age in developing countries, where diets are cereal-based and low in bio available iron. It is associated with low neonatal weight and preterm birth, com- promised cognitive performance, behavior, and motor development in infants, preschool, and school- aged children, and limited work performance in adolescents and adults.Many of its effects on early development and cognition may be irreversible, creating lifelong impairments that add to the burden of already inadequate national health care capacities.

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Year 2008
Authors Alicia Greenfield
Language English
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DOI https://doi.org/10.52439/IYBX5365
DOI Number 10.52439/IYBX5365
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