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BACKGROUND The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the efficacy of low dose iron supplementation with and without a heme component, prescribed for women in the second half of pregnancy. METHOD A randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled trial. Thirty-one women received a daily dose of 27 mg elemental iron in a product containing both heme iron(More)
UNLABELLED OBJECTIVE--To compare general practitioners' routines regarding iron supplementation in pregnancy with national recommendations. DESIGN Mailed questionnaire to general practitioners. SETTING A county in western Norway. SUBJECTS 184 general practitioners. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Descriptive registration of reported routines regarding(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the importance of nutritional deficiencies and infections in the development of anaemia in pregnant Nepali women. DESIGN Case-control study. SETTING Patan Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal. SUBJECTS A sub-sample (n=479) of all pregnant women (n=2856) coming for their first antenatal visit in a 12 month(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effects of mild infections on iron status parameters. DESIGN A prospective observational study. SETTING A population of female nurse students in Norway. SUBJECTS 33 women with self-reported episodes of infection and 33 women without infections but with comparable s-ferritin at baseline. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Change from(More)
Screening for haemoglobin (Hb) and s-ferritin, in 176 of all 189 (93%) pupils at 8th grade (14-15-years-old) in one Norwegian community was performed in order to map the prevalence of anaemia and depleted iron stores. In order to determine the clinical significance of the findings, a questionnaire aimed at detecting symptoms or risk factors for iron(More)
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