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A question mark on iron deficiency in 185 million people of Pakistan: its outcomes and prevention

Ahmed, Anwaar, Ahmad, Asif, Khalid, Nauman, David, Angel, Sandhu, Mansoor Abdullah, Randhawa, Muhammad Atif and Suleria, Hafiz Ansar Rasul 2014, A question mark on iron deficiency in 185 million people of Pakistan: its outcomes and prevention, Critical reviews in food science and nutrition, vol. 54, no. 12, pp. 1617-1635, doi: 10.1080/10408398.2011.645087.

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Title A question mark on iron deficiency in 185 million people of Pakistan: its outcomes and prevention
Author(s) Ahmed, Anwaar
Ahmad, Asif
Khalid, NaumanORCID iD for Khalid, Nauman orcid.org/0000-0002-8045-199X
David, Angel
Sandhu, Mansoor Abdullah
Randhawa, Muhammad Atif
Suleria, Hafiz Ansar Rasul
Journal name Critical reviews in food science and nutrition
Volume number 54
Issue number 12
Start page 1617
End page 1635
Total pages 19
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of publication New York, N.Y.
Publication date 2014
ISSN 1549-7852
Keyword(s) iron
iron-deficiency anemia
pregnancy
Pakistan
out ways
Summary Micronutrient deficiency especially the iron deficiency is the bane of our lives, affecting all strata of society. Unfortunately, the women during pregnancy, adolescence, and children are under this curse particularly in developing countries like Pakistan. It is one of the biggest reasons of complications during pregnancy and malnourished children under five years of age. Maternal death, still-births, and underweight births are most common consequences of iron deficiency and these outbreaks as iron-deficiency anemia in Pakistan. Disastrous nature of iron deficiency requires an urgent call to eradicate it. Hence, the solution should not be frail comparing with the huge economic loss and other incompatibilities. Flour fortification, supplementation, dietary diversification, and especially maternal education are possible solutions for combating this micronutrient deficiency.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/10408398.2011.645087
Field of Research 090803 Food Nutritional Balance
090899 Food Sciences not elsewhere classified
0908 Food Sciences
1111 Nutrition And Dietetics
0702 Animal Production
Socio Economic Objective 920411 Nutrition
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2015, Taylor & Francis
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