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  1. The benefits of iron supplementation and prophylaxis in Africa.

    Article - En anglais

    Iron deficiency is reported to be the commonest nutritional deficiency the world over.

    An examination of the literature indicates numerous perplexities regarding iron intake and iron stores, the epidemiology of deficient iron stores, the stigmata of deficiency, supplementation practices, dangers from excessive intake, and tangible benefits from iron supplements and prophylaxis.

    In impoverished Africa, there is intense competition for the limited health dollar.

    Hence, there must be clarification of the uncertainties depicted, and a more precise appreciation of the benefits derivable from iron supplementation, compared with those from other nutritional, and non-nutritional, interventions.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Afrique, Article synthèse, Homme, Epidémiologie, Etat nutritionnel, Carence alimentaire, Fer, Réserve métabolique, Anémie ferriprive, Prévention, Régime alimentaire enrichi, Toxicité, Dose forte, Hémopathie, Sidéropénie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Africa, Review, Human, Epidemiology, Nutritional status, Nutritional deficiency, Iron, Metabolic storage, Iron deficiency anemia, Prevention, Supplemented diet, Toxicity, High dose, Hemopathy, Sideropenia

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0432969

    Code Inist : 002B19A01. Création : 199406.