Effects of daily iron supplementation in 2- to 5-year-old children: systematic review and meta-analysis.

@article{Thompson2013EffectsOD,
  title={Effects of daily iron supplementation in 2- to 5-year-old children: systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Jane D. Thompson and Beverley-Ann Biggs and Sant-Rayn Pasricha},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2013},
  volume={131 4},
  pages={739-53}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Iron deficiency (ID) is the most common cause of anemia worldwide. The prevalence is highest among preschool-aged children. Iron is widely administered to children with or at risk for ID, but evidence of benefit among 2- to 5-year-old children has not been evaluated by systematic review. We summarize the evidence for the benefit… CONTINUE READING