Iron deficiency and anemia in vegetarian mothers and their newborns

@article{Sharma2008IronDA,
  title={Iron deficiency and anemia in vegetarian mothers and their newborns},
  author={D. Sharma and R. Kiran and V. Ramnath and Krishna Khushiani and P. P. Singh},
  journal={Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry},
  year={2008},
  volume={9},
  pages={100-102}
}
Blood haemoglobin, serum iron, iron binding capacity, transferrin saturation and ferritin levels were determined in two groups of mothers as well as their cords—strict vegetarians (lactovegetarians) and non-vegetarians (omnivores), closely comparable in age, weight, parity and gestation period but differing in their diet and food habits. All these parameters, except total iron binding capacity, were found to be significantly lower in vegetarian mothers and their cords as compared to… Expand
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