Safety of Universal Provision of Iron through Home Fortification of Complementary Foods in Malaria-Endemic Areas12

@inproceedings{Dewey2012SafetyOU,
  title={Safety of Universal Provision of Iron through Home Fortification of Complementary Foods in Malaria-Endemic Areas12},
  author={Kathryn G Dewey and Lacey M. Baldiviez},
  booktitle={Advances in nutrition},
  year={2012}
}
Home fortification of complementary foods with iron and other micronutrients is a low-cost strategy for filling nutrient gaps in the diets of infants and young children, but there has been uncertainty about the safety of universal provision of iron via home fortification in malaria-endemic areas. Based on the current understanding of the potential mechanisms of adverse effects of iron, the risk can probably be minimized by using the lowest possible efficacious dose of iron, preferably delivered… CONTINUE READING