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Title The risks of iron deficiency anaemia amongst populations
Description Describes groups at risk in the developed and developing countries
Creation Date 30 October 2006
Doc type Article
Document Abstract:
Worldwide, iron deficiency is the most prevalent micronutrient deficiency and has been linked to significant levels of morbidity. In developing countries it has been estimated that 30-40% of young children and premenopausal women are affected. In more developed countries, only specific groups are at risk, as described here.
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