n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Prevention and treatment of iron deficiency anaemia in children
|Article Title||Prevention and treatment of iron deficiency anaemia in children|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||CME : Your SA Journal of CPD|
|Publication Date||May 2008|
|Pages||242 - 244|
Iron deficiency (ID) is the most common nutritional disorder in the world, affecting over one billion people, particularly women of childbearing age and preschool-aged children. At least half of the anaemia worldwide is directly due to dietary ID. Factors contributing to ID include diets low in iron, reduced iron availability, increased iron requirements to meet growth demands, and losses due to parasitic infections. These factors often operate concurrently.
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