Journal Article

Iron Fortification Strategies for the Control of Childhood Anemia in Brazil

Joel Alves Lamounier, Flávio Diniz Capanema, Daniela da Silva Rocha, Jose Eduardo Dutra de Oliveira, Maite Costa da Silva and Carlos Alberto Nogueira de Almeida

in Journal of Tropical Pediatrics

Volume 56, issue 6, pages 448-451
Published in print December 2010 | ISSN: 0142-6338
Published online March 2010 | e-ISSN: 1465-3664 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/tropej/fmq001
Iron Fortification Strategies for the Control of Childhood Anemia in Brazil

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This article presents data on the fortification of foods, necessary as an important public health approach for the success in reducing anemia. The use of food vehicles, iron salts and their costs, as well as recent work on iron fortification of foods in Brazil are reviewed. Recent research serves as a cornerstone for countries that attempt to implement permanent, long-lasting iron fortification programs aimed at the prevention of anemia considering cultural habits, type of iron salts and at-risk groups.

Keywords: anemia; iron deficiency; anemia-fortified food; iron compounds; children

Journal Article.  2442 words. 

Subjects: Paediatrics

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