TITLE

Maternal iron supplementation: one size does not fit all

AUTHOR(S)
MENON, KAVITHA C. S.; SKEAFF, SHEILA A.; ZODPEY, SANJAY
PUB. DATE
July 2015
SOURCE
Current Science (00113891);7/25/15, Vol. 109 Issue 2, p239
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the prevalence of anaemia in women in developing countries due to iron deficiency. Topics include the need to screen pregnant women using hematological indices to diagnose iron deficiency anaemia; use of iron and folic acid supplements by pregnant women to address anaemia in a cost-effective way; harms of excess maternal supplemental iron such as increased risk for gestational diabetes; and the need to educate health professional and women on the right use of supplements.
ACCESSION #
108546419

 

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