The effect of weekly iron and vitamin A supplementation on hemoglobin levels and iron status in adolescent schoolgirls in western Kenya

@article{Leenstra2009TheEO,
  title={The effect of weekly iron and vitamin A supplementation on hemoglobin levels and iron status in adolescent schoolgirls in western Kenya},
  author={Tjalling Leenstra and Simon Kariuki and Jonathan D. Kurtis and Aggrey J. Oloo and Piet a. Kager and Feiko O. ter Kuile},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Nutrition},
  year={2009},
  volume={63},
  pages={173-182}
}
Background/Objectives:Iron deficiency anemia is a major public health problem in developing countries and may affect school performance and physical work capacity in nonpregnant adolescents, and may increase the risk of anemia during subsequent teenage pregnancies. We assessed the effect of weekly iron (120 mg elemental iron) and vitamin A (25 000 IU) supplementation on hemoglobin, iron status and malaria and nonmalaria morbidity in adolescent schoolgirls.Subjects/Methods:A total of 279… CONTINUE READING
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