• Anemia and iron deficiency in rural Bangladeshi pregnant women living in areas of high and low iron in groundwater

    One year ago - By Nutrition JRNL

    Anemia is considered a significant public health problem among children and women in Bangladesh. The Bangladesh Health and Demographic Survey of 2011 reported a 50% prevalence of anemia among pregnant women. Causes of anemia are multiple and complex, but the general consensus is that half of the anemia cases in women worldwide are attributable to iron deficiency. The main cause of deficiency is consumption of cereal-based diets, which provide non-heme iron of poor bioavailability .
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