Intermittent iron supplementation for improving nutrition and development in children under 12 years of age.

@article{DeRegil2011IntermittentIS,
  title={Intermittent iron supplementation for improving nutrition and development in children under 12 years of age.},
  author={Luz Maria De-Regil and Maria Elena D Jefferds and Allison C Sylvetsky and Therese Dowswell},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
  year={2011},
  volume={12},
  pages={CD009085}
}
BACKGROUND Approximately 600 million children of preschool and school age are anaemic worldwide. It is estimated that half of the cases are due to iron deficiency. Consequences of iron deficiency anaemia during childhood include growth retardation, reduced school achievement, impaired motor and cognitive development, and increased morbidity and mortality. The provision of daily iron supplements is a widely used strategy for improving iron status in children but its effectiveness has been… CONTINUE READING
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