Supplementation with iron and riboflavin enhances dark adaptation response to vitamin A-fortified rice in iron-deficient, pregnant, nightblind Nepali women.

@article{Graham2007SupplementationWI,
  title={Supplementation with iron and riboflavin enhances dark adaptation response to vitamin A-fortified rice in iron-deficient, pregnant, nightblind Nepali women.},
  author={Joanne M Graham and Marjorie J Haskell and Pooja Pandey and Ram Kumar Shrestha and Kenneth H. Brown and Lindsay H Allen},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2007},
  volume={85 5},
  pages={
          1375-84
        }
}
BACKGROUND Nightblindness affects 16-52% of pregnant women in areas of Nepal and in some cases persists after vitamin A treatment. Iron and riboflavin affect vitamin A utilization and photoreceptor function, respectively, and pilot data in the study population showed a high prevalence of iron and riboflavin deficiencies. OBJECTIVE The objective was to assess the effect of supplemental iron and riboflavin on pupillary threshold (PT) and plasma retinol in nightblind, pregnant Nepali women given… Expand
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