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PAHO/WHO | Iron deficiency anemia: Research on iron fortification for efficient, feasible solutions

Two COCHRANE reviews are being conducted on the effects of the fortification of maize flour, wheat flour, and rice with iron and other vitamins and minerals for anemia [14][15][16]. Anemia has severe health consequences in pregnant women, infants, and children. The World Health Organization’s WHO most recent estimates suggest that anemia affects around million children and women. Context Iron deficiency anemia: British Journal of Nutrition ; 2: The epidemiology of global micronutrient deficiencies.

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R10 [31] all activities to improve health should be informed on evidence therefore more effectively strengthening public health and improving health care outcomes.

Although iron deficiency is the most common cause, other vitamin and mineral deficiencies, chronic inflammation, parasitic infections, and inherited disorders can all cause anemia.

Fortification of cornmeal and maize flour can improve nutritional status if mandated at the national level in countries where these staples are frequently consumed.

Vitamin and Mineral Nutrition Information System. Effect of iron-fortified foods on hematologic and biological outcomes: Bioavailability of iron compounds for use in food fortification. Thus, targeted or market-driven approaches are often favored Iron deficiency is the world’s most widespread micronutrient deficiency often resulting in chronic iron deficiency or iron deficiency anemia defined by the WHO as hemoglobin levels?


Haemoglobin concentrations for the diagnosis of anaemia and assessment of severity. Integrated strategies needed to prevent iron deficiency and to promote early child development. Luis Gabriel Cuervo as a mentor provided guidance and inspiration and reviewed and approved the final version. Fortification of rice with vitamins and minerals for addressing micronutrient malnutrition Protocol. Geneva, World Health Organization, http: Iron fortification is a cost-effective option: Anemia in pregnancy also increases the risk of miscarriage, stillbirth, and low-birth-weight thus increasing risks of infant mortality as well as birth complications causing hemorrhaging corresponding to an increased risk of maternal depression and maternal mortality fisoopatologia.

While there is substantial evidence of the effectiveness of iron fortification and supplements to reduce iron deficiency anemia, the benefits are hindered due to low usage of preventive health services in developing countries, lack of infrastructure and national political drive for larger scale fortification of popular local foods, and incomplete enactment of preventive treatments.

Universal iron fortification, when there are no non-fortified options available, potentially puts those with hemochromatosis caused by an increase in iron intake at a greater risk for iron overload. Wheat flour fortification with iron for reducing anaemia and improving iron status in populations Protocol. Another estimate from the University of Toronto found that total cognitive and physical loss due to iron deficiency is around 4.

Decrease of negative health effects leads to a reduction of health care costs. Iron deficiency anemia and school participation.


The cut-off values vary by age, sex, altitude, smoking, and pregnancy status 1. The United Nations University. It is critical to diagnose the cause of iron deficiency for appropriate treatment.

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Cochrane Database of Systematic ReviewsIssue According to a review on iron fortification of naemia flour, “most current iron fortification programs are likely to be ineffective. Excessive iron consumption or overload can be harmful, potentially leading to iron overload and blood disorders [21]. Fisioppatologia review on bioavailability of different iron compounds used in food fortification is available [17].

Some condiments, such as salt, fish sauces, and soy sauces can also be fortified with iron. Possible side effects of iron include diarrhea, constipation, and nausea with higher doses [24]. Daily iron supplementation during pregnancy Review. Quality, targeted research is a critical component to addressing iron deficient anemia. Nutrition and maternal, neonatal, and child health.

In summary, there is a potential for efficient, viable conquer of iron deficiency and lack of iron supply which can result in improved health and development. The economics of iron deficiency. Universal iron fortification of foods: Research in practice It is critical to diagnose the cause of iron deficiency for appropriate treatment.

Therefore, it is crucial to deploy research strategies with sound metrics allowing valid results comparable between countries and addressing health equity absence of avoidable and unfair differences in health.