TITLE

Iron Fortification and Malaria Risk in Children

AUTHOR(S)
Prentice, Andrew M.; Verhoef, Hans; Cerami, Carla
PUB. DATE
September 2013
SOURCE
JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;9/4/2013, Vol. 310 Issue 9, p914
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Opinion
ABSTRACT
The authors discuss the results of a study of the iron fortification intervention trial among Ghanaian children. They note that iron deficiency affects immune function, cognitive development and physical capacity, making it one of the most prevalent nutritional problems worldwide. The study examined whether iron administered in multiple micronutrient powders (MNP) would increase the risk of clinical malaria.
ACCESSION #
90089799

 

Related Articles

  • Effect of Iron Fortification on Malaria Incidence in Infants and Young Children in Ghana. Zlotkin, Stanley; Newton, Samuel; Aimone, Ashley M.; Azindow, Irene; Amenga-Etego, Seeba; Tchum, Kofi; Mahama, Emmanuel; Thorpe, Kevin E.; Owusu-Agyei, Seth // JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;9/4/2013, Vol. 310 Issue 9, p938 

    IMPORTANCE In sub-Saharan Africa, malaria is a leading cause of childhood morbidity and iron deficiency is among the most prevalent nutritional deficiencies. In 2006, the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children's Fund released a joint statement that recommended limiting use of...

  • Iron deficiency in children with mitochondrial disease. Hye Eun Kwon; Jung Hun Lee; Young Mock Lee; Hoon Chul Kang; Joon Soo Lee; Heung Dong Kim // Metabolic Brain Disease;Jun2010, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p185 

    Mitochondrial disease is an energy metabolic disorder with various organ involvement. Iron is widely known to be one of the most important nutriments required for normal brain development and several essential metabolic functions. We retrospectively studied the laboratory data on iron deficiency...

  • Iron Deficiency in Massachusetts Communities: Socioeconomic and Demographic Risk Factors among Children. Sargent, James D.; Stukel, Therese A.; Dalton, Madeline A.; Freeman, Jean L.; Brown, Mary Jean // American Journal of Public Health;Apr96, Vol. 86 Issue 4, p544 

    Objectives. This study examined the association between community rates of iron deficiency in children and sociodemographic characteristics of Massachusetts communities. Methods. Between April 1990 and March 1991, 238273 Massachusetts children 6 through 59 months of age were screened; iron...

  • Putting a dent in iron deficiency. Lesperance, Leann; Wu, Ann Chen; Bernstein, Henry // Contemporary Pediatrics;Jul2002, Vol. 19 Issue 7, p60 

    Focuses on ways to detect, prevent and treat iron deficiency in children. Measurement of the varying degrees of iron deficiency; Definition of anemia; Factors attributed to the high prevalence of iron deficiency anemia in developing countries; Types of iron provided by diet. INSETS: Iron:...

  • Linear Growth in Children with Iron Deficiency Anemia Before and After Treatment. Soliman, Ashraf T.; Dabbagh, Muhamad M. Al; Habboub, Alia Hussein; Adel, Ashraf; Humaidy, Noura Al // Journal of Tropical Pediatrics;Oct2009, Vol. 55 Issue 5, p324 

    We measured growth [length (L) standard deviation score (SDS), growth velocity (GV) SDS and body mass index (BMI)] and hematological (hemoglobin, hematocrit, MCV and MCH) parameters in 40 children (aged 17.2 ± 12.4 months) with iron deficiency anemia (IDA) before and after iron therapy....

  • Malnutrition and the burden of disease. Lopez, A. // Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition;2004 Supplement, Vol. 13, pS7 

    Malnutrition is a major cause of disease burden in many developing regions, and is a principal factor inhibiting further rapid declines in child mortality. Almost 50% of children in India and neighbouring countries are clinically underweight (<2 SD weight for age), as are about one-third of...

  • Conventional and novel peripheral blood iron markers compared against bone marrow in Malawian children. Jonker, Femkje A. M.; Van Hensbroek, Michael Boele; Leenstra, Tjalling; Vet, Raymond J. W. M.; Brabin, Bernard J.; Maseko, Nelson; Gushu, Montfort B.; Emana, Mercy; Kraaijenhagen, Rob; Tjalsma, Harold; Swinkels, Dorine W.; Calis, Job C. J. // Journal of Clinical Pathology;Aug2014, Vol. 67 Issue 8, p717 

    Aim Iron deficiency is an important child health problem. Its diagnosis in areas of high infection exposure remains complicated as inflammation may interfere with the accuracy of peripheral iron markers. With this study, we aimed to validate the conventional iron markers and two novel iron...

  • Infant and young child feeding practices in urban Philippines and their associations with stunting, anemia, and deficiencies of iron and vitamin A. Rohner, Fabian; Woodruff, Bradley A.; Aaron, Grant J.; Yakes, Elizabeth A.; Lebanan, May Antonnette O.; Rayco-Solon, Pura; Saniel, Ofelia P. // Food & Nutrition Bulletin;Jun2013 Supplement 1, Vol. 34, pS17 

    Background. The prevalence of stunting, underweight, and micronutrient deficiencies are persistently high in young children in the Philippines, and among other factors, suboptimal infant and young child feeding behavior may contribute to these forms of malnutrition. Objective. To improve the...

  • Iron deficiency and risk factors for lower iron stores in 6-24-month-old New Zealanders. Soh, P.; Ferguson, El; McKenzie, J.E.; Homs, M.Y.V.; Gibson, R.S. // European Journal of Clinical Nutrition;Jan2004, Vol. 58 Issue 1, p71 

    OBJECTIVES:: To determine the prevalence of biochemical iron deficiency and identify factors associated with ferritin levels among 6-24-month-old urban South Island New Zealand children. DESIGN:: Cross-sectional survey conducted from May 1998 to March 1999. SETTING:: The cities of Christchurch,...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics