Supplementation with vitamin A and iron for nutritional anaemia in pregnant women in West Java, Indonesia

@article{Suharno1993SupplementationWV,
  title={Supplementation with vitamin A and iron for nutritional anaemia in pregnant women in West Java, Indonesia},
  author={Djoko Suharno and Muhilal and D. Basta S. Karyadi and C. Eugene West},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={1993},
  volume={342},
  pages={1325-1328}
}
Nutritional anaemia, thought to be caused by iron deficiency, affects 50-70% of pregnant women in the developing world. The influence of vitamin A and iron supplementation was studied in anaemic pregnant women in West Java, in a randomised, double-masked, placebo-controlled field trial. 251 women aged 17-35 years, parity 0-4, gestation 16-24 weeks, and haemoglobin between 80 and 109 g/L were randomly allocated to four groups: vitamin A (2.4 mg retinol) and placebo iron tablets; iron (60 mg… CONTINUE READING
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