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Food consumption and iron intake of pregnant and reproductive aged women.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20549125     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This study compares the eating habits and consumption of natural and fortified iron sources in pregnant and reproductive aged women. This cross-sectional study was developed in a health center located in São Paulo, SP, Brazil. We studied 61 women, of which 30 were pregnant. A food frequency questionnaire and a 24-hour recall instrument were used. The main natural sources of iron were beans and greens, although fortified foods were also an important source. There was little statistically significant difference between the food consumption of pregnant and non-pregnant women. Inadequate intake of iron, folate and calcium was observed in both groups. Non-pregnant women meet the iron recommendation, considering the iron added in fortified foods, though pregnant women do not. These results suggest the need for mixed strategies: food fortification, iron supplements for pregnant women and nutritional instruction for women in general.
Authors:
Ana Paula Sayuri Sato; Elizabeth Fujimori; Sophia Cornbluth Szarfarc; Ana Luiza Vilela Borges; Maria Alice Tsunechiro
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Revista latino-americana de enfermagem     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0104-1169     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev Lat Am Enfermagem     Publication Date:    2010 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-15     Completed Date:  2010-09-02     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9420934     Medline TA:  Rev Lat Am Enfermagem     Country:  Brazil    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  247-54     Citation Subset:  N    
Affiliation:
Escola de Enfermagem, Universidade de São Paulo, SP, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Cross-Sectional Studies
Eating*
Female
Food, Fortified*
Humans
Iron, Dietary / administration & dosage*
Middle Aged
Pregnancy
Young Adult
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Iron, Dietary

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