Jo-Anna B Baxter

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BACKGROUND Prenatal calcium and iron supplements are recommended in settings of low dietary calcium intake and high prevalence of anemia. However, calcium administration may inhibit iron absorption. To overcome calcium-iron interactions, we developed a multi-micronutrient powder containing iron (60 mg), folic acid (400 μg), and calcium carbonate granules(More)
Prenatal calcium supplementation is recommended by the WHO to decrease the risk of preeclampsia in women with low dietary calcium intake; yet, this recommendation has not been successfully implemented to date. One component of an effective population-based prenatal calcium intervention will be the selection of a widely accepted calcium vehicle to promote(More)
BACKGROUND Hypertensive diseases of pregnancy are important causes of maternal and perinatal mortality. Based on meta-analyses of efficacy trials of prenatal calcium supplementation to reduce the risk of hypertensive diseases of pregnancy, the World Health Organization recommends 1.5 to 2.0 g of elemental calcium per day for pregnant women with low dietary(More)
BACKGROUND Malnutrition among hospitalized children is known to negatively influence their response to therapy and to prolong their admission. It also has short- and long-term consequences for growth, development and well-being. It is commonly regarded as a condition affecting children in low-income countries; however, malnutrition has been found to be(More)
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