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Iron-fortified rice is as efficacious as supplemental iron drops in infants and young children

Iron-fortified rice is as efficacious as supplemental iron drops in infants and young children

Journal of Nutrition 140(1): 49-53

ISSN/ISBN: 0022-3166

PMID: 19889805

DOI: 10.3945/jn.109.112623

How to improve iron status among infants and young children is of continued concern in low- to middle-income countries, including Brazil. In a double blind, 5-mo, home-based, randomized trial in Brazil, we gave one group of mildly anemic 6- to 24-mo-old children (n=175) rice fortified with micronized ferric pyrophosphate using the Ultra Rice technology and a placebo solution (URG) and another group identical nonfortified rice and iron drops.

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