publication . Article . 2003

A micronutrient-fortified beverage prevents iron deficiency, reduces anemia and improves the hemoglobin concentration of pregnant Tanzanian women.

Diklar Makola; Deborah M. Ash; Simon R. Tatala; Michael C. Latham; Godwin Ndossi; Haile Mehansho;
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  • Published: 01 May 2003
  • Publisher: American Society for Nutrition
  • Country: Tanzania (United Republic of)
Abstract
Maternal malnutrition continues to be a major contributor to adverse reproductive outcomes in developing countries, despite longstanding efforts to fortify foods or to distribute medicinal supplements to pregnant women. The objective of this study was to test the effect of a micronutrient-fortified beverage containing 11 micronutrients (iron, iodine, zinc, vitamin A, vitamin C, niacin, riboflavin, folate, vitamin B-12, vitamin B-6 and vitamin E) on the hemoglobin, iron and vitamin A status of pregnant women in Tanzania. A group of 259 pregnant women with gestational ages of 8 to 34 wk were enrolled in a randomized double-blind controlled trial in which study wom...
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free text keywords: Diet, Vitamin A, Nutrition and Dietetics, Medicine (miscellaneous), Retinol, chemistry.chemical_compound, chemistry, Vitamin, Vitamin E, medicine.medical_treatment, medicine, Physiology, Riboflavin, Ferritin, biology.protein, biology, Surgery, medicine.medical_specialty, Iron-deficiency anemia, medicine.disease, Micronutrient, Anemia, business.industry, business
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