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A question mark on iron deficiency in 185 million people of Pakistan: its outcomes and prevention.
Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr 2014; 54(12):1617-35CR

Abstract

Micronutrient deficiency especially the iron deficiency is the bane of our lives, affecting all strata of society. Unfortunately, the women during pregnancy, adolescence, and children are under this curse particularly in developing countries like Pakistan. It is one of the biggest reasons of complications during pregnancy and malnourished children under five years of age. Maternal death, still-births, and underweight births are most common consequences of iron deficiency and these outbreaks as iron-deficiency anemia in Pakistan. Disastrous nature of iron deficiency requires an urgent call to eradicate it. Hence, the solution should not be frail comparing with the huge economic loss and other incompatibilities. Flour fortification, supplementation, dietary diversification, and especially maternal education are possible solutions for combating this micronutrient deficiency.

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a Department of Food Technology , PMAS Arid Agriculture University , Rawalpindi , 36400 , Pakistan.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

24580562

Citation

Ahmed, Anwaar, et al. "A Question Mark On Iron Deficiency in 185 Million People of Pakistan: Its Outcomes and Prevention." Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, vol. 54, no. 12, 2014, pp. 1617-35.
Ahmed A, Ahmad A, Khalid N, et al. A question mark on iron deficiency in 185 million people of Pakistan: its outcomes and prevention. Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr. 2014;54(12):1617-35.
Ahmed, A., Ahmad, A., Khalid, N., David, A., Sandhu, M. A., Randhawa, M. A., & Suleria, H. A. (2014). A question mark on iron deficiency in 185 million people of Pakistan: its outcomes and prevention. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, 54(12), pp. 1617-35. doi:10.1080/10408398.2011.645087.
Ahmed A, et al. A Question Mark On Iron Deficiency in 185 Million People of Pakistan: Its Outcomes and Prevention. Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr. 2014;54(12):1617-35. PubMed PMID: 24580562.
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TY - JOUR T1 - A question mark on iron deficiency in 185 million people of Pakistan: its outcomes and prevention. AU - Ahmed,Anwaar, AU - Ahmad,Asif, AU - Khalid,Nauman, AU - David,Angel, AU - Sandhu,Mansoor Abdullah, AU - Randhawa,Muhammad Atif, AU - Suleria,Hafiz Ansar Rasul, PY - 2014/3/4/entrez PY - 2014/3/4/pubmed PY - 2014/10/21/medline SP - 1617 EP - 35 JF - Critical reviews in food science and nutrition JO - Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr VL - 54 IS - 12 N2 - Micronutrient deficiency especially the iron deficiency is the bane of our lives, affecting all strata of society. Unfortunately, the women during pregnancy, adolescence, and children are under this curse particularly in developing countries like Pakistan. It is one of the biggest reasons of complications during pregnancy and malnourished children under five years of age. Maternal death, still-births, and underweight births are most common consequences of iron deficiency and these outbreaks as iron-deficiency anemia in Pakistan. Disastrous nature of iron deficiency requires an urgent call to eradicate it. Hence, the solution should not be frail comparing with the huge economic loss and other incompatibilities. Flour fortification, supplementation, dietary diversification, and especially maternal education are possible solutions for combating this micronutrient deficiency. SN - 1549-7852 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/24580562/A_question_mark_on_iron_deficiency_in_185_million_people_of_Pakistan:_its_outcomes_and_prevention_ L2 - http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10408398.2011.645087 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -