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Iron deficiency and the well-being of older adults: Early results from a randomized nutrition intervention

@inproceedings{Thomas2003IronDA,
  title={Iron deficiency and the well-being of older adults: Early results from a randomized nutrition intervention},
  author={Duncan C. Thomas and Jean-Pierre Habicht and Mohammed Hakimi and Nathan R. Jones},
  year={2003}
}
Iron deficiency is widespread throughout the developing world. We provide new evidence on the effect of iron deficiency on economic and social prosperity of older adults drawing on data from a random assignment treatment-control design intervention. The Work and Iron Status Evaluation is an on-going study following over 17,000 individuals in Central Java, Indonesia. Half the respondents receive a treatment of 120 mg of iron every week for a year; the controls receive a placebo. Compliance is… 

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