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Iron deficiency in pregnancy and the rationality of iron supplements prescribed during pregnancy.
Medscape J Med. 2008; 10(12):283.MJ

Abstract

Iron deficiency with its resultant anemia is probably the most widespread micronutrient deficiency in the world. Women who are pregnant or lactating and young children are the most affected, especially in the developing world. Despite that only 1 to 3 mg of absorbed iron is required daily at different stages of life, most diets remain deficient. Failure to include iron-rich foods in the diet and inappropriate dietary intake coupled with wide variation in bioavailability (based on the presence of iron absorption inhibitors in the diet) are some of the important factors responsible for iron deficiency. Iron supplementation can be targeted to high-risk groups (eg, pregnant women) and can be cost-effective. Iron fortification of food can prevent iron deficiency in at-risk populations. Selective plant breeding and genetic engineering are promising new approaches to improve dietary iron nutrition quality.

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Department of Pharmacology, Government Medical College and Hospital Sector 32.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19242589

Citation

Gautam, Chander Shekhar, et al. "Iron Deficiency in Pregnancy and the Rationality of Iron Supplements Prescribed During Pregnancy." Medscape Journal of Medicine, vol. 10, no. 12, 2008, p. 283.
Gautam CS, Saha L, Sekhri K, et al. Iron deficiency in pregnancy and the rationality of iron supplements prescribed during pregnancy. Medscape J Med. 2008;10(12):283.
Gautam, C. S., Saha, L., Sekhri, K., & Saha, P. K. (2008). Iron deficiency in pregnancy and the rationality of iron supplements prescribed during pregnancy. Medscape Journal of Medicine, 10(12), 283.
Gautam CS, et al. Iron Deficiency in Pregnancy and the Rationality of Iron Supplements Prescribed During Pregnancy. Medscape J Med. 2008;10(12):283. PubMed PMID: 19242589.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Iron deficiency in pregnancy and the rationality of iron supplements prescribed during pregnancy. AU - Gautam,Chander Shekhar, AU - Saha,Lekha, AU - Sekhri,Kavita, AU - Saha,Pradip Kumar, Y1 - 2008/12/16/ PY - 2009/2/27/entrez PY - 2009/2/27/pubmed PY - 2009/4/7/medline SP - 283 EP - 283 JF - Medscape journal of medicine JO - Medscape J Med VL - 10 IS - 12 N2 - Iron deficiency with its resultant anemia is probably the most widespread micronutrient deficiency in the world. Women who are pregnant or lactating and young children are the most affected, especially in the developing world. Despite that only 1 to 3 mg of absorbed iron is required daily at different stages of life, most diets remain deficient. Failure to include iron-rich foods in the diet and inappropriate dietary intake coupled with wide variation in bioavailability (based on the presence of iron absorption inhibitors in the diet) are some of the important factors responsible for iron deficiency. Iron supplementation can be targeted to high-risk groups (eg, pregnant women) and can be cost-effective. Iron fortification of food can prevent iron deficiency in at-risk populations. Selective plant breeding and genetic engineering are promising new approaches to improve dietary iron nutrition quality. SN - 1934-1997 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19242589/Iron_deficiency_in_pregnancy_and_the_rationality_of_iron_supplements_prescribed_during_pregnancy_ L2 - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmid/19242589/ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -