Overweight impairs efficacy of iron supplementation in iron-deficient South African children: a randomized controlled intervention

@article{Baumgartner2013OverweightIE,
  title={Overweight impairs efficacy of iron supplementation in iron-deficient South African children: a randomized controlled intervention},
  author={Jeannine Baumgartner and Cornelius M Smuts and Isabelle Aeberli and Leon{\'e} Malan and Harrold Tjalsma and Michael Zimmermann},
  journal={International Journal of Obesity},
  year={2013},
  volume={37},
  pages={24-30}
}
Background:Many countries in the nutrition transition have high rates of iron deficiency (ID) and overweight (OW). ID is more common in OW children; this may be due to adiposity-related inflammation reducing iron absorption.Objective:We investigated whether weight status predicts response to oral iron supplementation in ID South African children.Design:A placebo-controlled trial of oral iron supplementation (50 mg, 4 × weeks for 8.5 months) was done in ID 6- to 11-year-old children (n=321); 28… CONTINUE READING
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