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- Martorell, Reynaldo; Ascencio, Melany; Tacsan, Luis; Alfaro, Thelma; Young, Melissa F; Addo, O Yaw; Dary, Omar; Flores-Ayala, Rafael
- TheAmerican journal of clinical nutrition 2015 v.101 no.1 pp. 210-217
- food fortification, etc ; Estimated Average Requirement; children; clinical nutrition; corn flour; dried milk; fortified foods; hemoglobin; iron; iron deficiency anemia; milk; monitoring; national surveys; nutrient deficiencies; program evaluation; wheat flour; women; Costa Rica; Show all 18 Subjects
- ... Background: Food fortification is one approach for addressing anemia, but information on program effectiveness is limited.Objective: We evaluated the impact of Costa Rica's fortification program on anemia in women aged 15–45 y and children aged 1–7 y.Design: Reduced iron, an ineffective fortificant, was replaced by ferrous fumarate in wheat flour in 2002, and ferrous bisglycinate was added to maiz ...
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