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Government-industry partnership in weekly iron-folic acid supplementation for women of reproductive age in the Philippines: impact on iron status.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16466087     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The effectiveness of weekly iron-folic acid supplements promoted through a government-industry partnership was assessed in pregnant and non-pregnant women in the Philippines. Compliance to both weekly and daily supplementation increased during the year-long study period, but was highest with weekly supplementation. Serum ferritin and hematocrit increased significantly, whereas the hemoglobin level showed minimal change, probably because of lack of other heme-forming nutrients such as vitamin A. Serum ferritin increments were significantly higher in women taking the iron-folic acid supplements for more than 6 weeks. Weekly iron-folic acid supplementation should be recommended as a preventive strategy to control iron deficiency among reproductive-age women in the Philippines.
Imelda Angeles-Agdeppa; Lourdes S Paulino; Adelisa C Ramos; Unita Marie Etorma; Tommaso Cavalli-Sforza; Silvano Milani
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nutrition reviews     Volume:  63     ISSN:  0029-6643     ISO Abbreviation:  Nutr. Rev.     Publication Date:  2005 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-02-09     Completed Date:  2006-02-28     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376405     Medline TA:  Nutr Rev     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S116-25     Citation Subset:  IM    
Food and Nutrition Research Institute, Department of Science and Technology, Bicutan, Taguig, Manila, Philippines.
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MeSH Terms
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Anemia, Iron-Deficiency / prevention & control*
Dietary Supplements
Folic Acid / administration & dosage*
Government Programs*
Health Facilities, Proprietary*
Health Promotion / methods*
Iron, Dietary / administration & dosage*
Middle Aged
Pregnancy Complications, Hematologic / prevention & control
Prenatal Care / methods
Treatment Outcome
Vitamin B Complex / administration & dosage*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Iron, Dietary; 12001-76-2/Vitamin B Complex; 59-30-3/Folic Acid

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