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- Davidsson, Lena; Haskell, Marjorie
- food fortification, etc ; bioavailability; carotenes; children; developing countries; infants; iodine; iron; nutrient deficiencies; public health; stable isotopes; vitamin A; women; zinc; Show all 14 Subjects
- ... The prevalence of micronutrient deficiencies, in particular those of iron, vitamin A, iodine, and zinc, is unacceptably high, especially among infants, children, and women of childbearing age in developing countries. Effective food-based strategies to combat these public health problems are therefore urgently needed. As only a fraction of dietary iron, zinc, and provitamin A carotenoids is absorbe ...
- da Silva Rocha, Daniela; Capanema, Flávio Diniz; Netto, Michele Pereira; de Almeida, Carlos Alberto Nogueira; Franceschini, Sylvia do Carmo Castro; Lamounier, Joel Alves
- food fortification, etc ; ascorbic acid; children; cooking; day care centers; drinking; drinking water; foods; growth retardation; hemoglobin; iron; iron deficiency anemia; nutrient deficiencies; nutritional status; socioeconomic factors; underweight; Brazil; Show all 17 Subjects
- ... Because of the high prevalence of iron-deficiency anemia in Brazil, individual control measures tend to be ineffective, and fortification of foods with iron is considered the most effective method to fight anemia. To evaluate the effectiveness of fortification of drinking water with iron and vitamin C in the reduction of anemia in children in day-care centers in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. This before ...