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dc.contributor.authorStelle, Isabellaen
dc.contributor.authorKalea, Anastasia Zen
dc.contributor.authorPereira, Dora IAen
dc.date.accessioned2018-12-18T00:30:20Z
dc.date.available2018-12-18T00:30:20Z
dc.date.issued2019-02en
dc.identifier.issn0029-6651
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/287016
dc.description.abstractIron deficiency remains the largest nutritional deficiency worldwide and the main cause of anaemia. Severe iron deficiency leads to anaemia known as iron deficiency anaemia (IDA), which affects a total of 1·24 billion people, the majority of whom are children and women from resource-poor countries. In sub-Saharan Africa, iron deficiency is frequently exacerbated by concomitant parasitic and bacterial infections and contributes to over 120 000 maternal deaths a year, while it irreparably limits the cognitive development of children and leads to poor outcomes in pregnancy.Currently available iron compounds are cheap and readily available, but constitute a non-physiological approach to providing iron that leads to significant side effects. Consequently, iron deficiency and IDA remain without an effective treatment, particularly in populations with high burden of infectious diseases. So far, despite considerable investment in the past 25 years in nutrition interventions with iron supplementation and fortification, we have been unable to significantly decrease the burden of this disease in resource-poor countries.If we are to eliminate this condition in the future, it is imperative to look beyond the strategies used until now and we should make an effort to combine community engagement and social science approaches to optimise supplementation and fortification programmes.
dc.format.mediumPrint-Electronicen
dc.languageengen
dc.rightsPublisher's own licence
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dc.subjectHumansen
dc.subjectCommunicable Diseasesen
dc.subjectAnemia, Iron-Deficiencyen
dc.subjectIronen
dc.subjectPregnancyen
dc.subjectCost of Illnessen
dc.subjectDeveloping Countriesen
dc.subjectDietary Supplementsen
dc.subjectAdulten
dc.subjectChilden
dc.subjectFemaleen
dc.subjectMaleen
dc.titleIron deficiency anaemia: experiences and challenges.en
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage26
prism.issueIdentifier1en
prism.publicationDate2019en
prism.publicationNameThe Proceedings of the Nutrition Societyen
prism.startingPage19
prism.volume78en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.34326
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1017/s0029665118000460en
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rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2019-02en
dc.contributor.orcidPereira, Dora IA [0000-0001-5688-4448]
dc.identifier.eissn1475-2719
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
pubs.funder-project-idBill & Melinda Gates Foundation (via MRC) (unknown)
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2019-12-10


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