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Commentary: experiences and challenges in industrialized countries.
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PMID:  11925489     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Industrialized nations have been successful in reducing incidences of iron deficiency through utilization of multifaceted strategies that build on the capabilities of successful alliances between the public and private sectors. In comparison to developing nations, which have an estimated prevalence of iron deficiency of approximately 40%, the prevalence in industrialized countries is approximately 5%. Such low rates were achieved by various initiatives including widespread availability of affordable iron-fortified foods and implementation of national, science-based programs. Despite these successes, however, iron deficiency remains a critical problem among certain subpopulations (e.g., people of low socioeconomic status or recent immigrants who do not consume iron-fortified foods). Strengthening alliances among the private and public sectors and academia in communications efforts about iron deficiency and promoting iron-rich foods as well as iron-fortified foods is necessary to reduce iron deficiency in these populations.
David L Yeung; Donna Kwan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of nutrition     Volume:  132     ISSN:  0022-3166     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Nutr.     Publication Date:  2002 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-04-01     Completed Date:  2002-05-07     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404243     Medline TA:  J Nutr     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  825S-6S     Citation Subset:  IM    
H. J. Heinz Company, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anemia, Iron-Deficiency* / epidemiology,  prevention & control
Developed Countries*
Food, Fortified*
Infant Food*
Infant, Newborn
Iron, Dietary / administration & dosage*,  therapeutic use
Private Sector
Public Health*
Social Class
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Iron, Dietary

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