Weekly supplementation with iron and vitamin A during pregnancy increases hemoglobin concentration but decreases serum ferritin concentration in Indonesian pregnant women.

@article{Muslimatun2001WeeklySW,
  title={Weekly supplementation with iron and vitamin A during pregnancy increases hemoglobin concentration but decreases serum ferritin concentration in Indonesian pregnant women.},
  author={Siti Muslimatun and Marjanka K Schmidt and Werner Schultink and C. Eugene West and JosephG. A. J. Hautvast and Rainer Gross and Muhilal},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  year={2001},
  volume={131 1},
  pages={
          85-90
        }
}
We investigated whether weekly iron supplementation was as effective as the national daily iron supplementation program in Indonesia in improving iron status at near term in pregnancy. In addition, we examined whether weekly vitamin A and iron supplementation was more efficacious than weekly supplementation with iron alone. One group of pregnant women (n = 122)was supplemented weekly with iron (120 mg Fe as FeSO4) and folic acid (500 microg); another group (n = 121) received the same amount of… CONTINUE READING
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