Pilot-scale commercialization of iron-fortified rice: effects on anemia status.

  title={Pilot-scale commercialization of iron-fortified rice: effects on anemia status.},
  author={Imelda T. Angeles-AgdePPa and Marcela Saises and Mario Villasaya Capanzana and Lekh Raj Juneja and Noboru Sakaguchi},
  journal={Food and nutrition bulletin},
  volume={32 1},
BACKGROUND Rice, the staple food of the Philippines, is an appropriate vehicle for iron fortification to combat the high prevalence of iron-deficiency anemia. A previous study among schoolchildren supplemented with iron-fortified rice showed a significant reduction in the rate of iron-deficiency anemia from 100% to 33%. OBJECTIVE To document the processes involved in commercializing iron-fortified rice and to determine its effects on anemia prevalence. SUBJECTS AND METHODS This study was… CONTINUE READING

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