Effectiveness and strategies of iron supplementation during pregnancy

Beard, John L.
May 2000
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition;May2000 Supplement, Vol. 71, p1288S
Academic Journal
Discusses the consequences of iron deficiency on the well-being of the mother and on the growth of the fetus. Role of excess iron in the Fenton reaction, which results in the production of free radicals and oxidative damage; Importance of the timing of maternal iron deficiency and the greatest negative effect of the deficiency on fetal growth.


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