Iron Fortification and Malaria Risk in Children

Prentice, Andrew M.; Verhoef, Hans; Cerami, Carla
September 2013
JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;9/4/2013, Vol. 310 Issue 9, p914
Academic Journal
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.


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