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Oxidative stress among non-anemic adults following flour fortification with iron: baseline data.
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PMID:  20413968     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: It has been suggested that food fortification might be an inexpensive, simple and effective way to control and prevent iron deficiency and its related anemia in many countries. Despite the advantages of this approach and the fact that it has been implemented in some provinces in Iran for more than 6 years, many scientists in the country worry about the negative aspects of the extra iron distributed among non-anemic persons in the community. OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to assess the effect of the flour fortification program on oxidative stress biomarkers and iron status among non-anemic 40- to 65-year-old adults. STUDY DESIGN: This study had a special design that was implemented in 3 different parts. The main and first part was a field study. We randomized 2 cities in 1 province. In each city, 200 volunteers (100 men and 100 women) were selected using a multi-stage stratified method. Examination and interview (filling out data collection forms) were the methods of data gathering. In each of the 3 phases, demographic, anthropometric, blood pressure, micro- and macronutrient intakes, physical activities, and some oxidative stress biomarkers were the main data that were gathered. The results of this study can help health policy makers in designing future interventions in the country based on food fortification.
Hamed Pouraram; Ibrahim Elmadfa; Fereidon Siassi; Ahmadreza Dorosty Motlagh; Ramin Heshmat; Mitra Abtahi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2010-04-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of nutrition & metabolism     Volume:  56     ISSN:  1421-9697     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Nutr. Metab.     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-30     Completed Date:  2010-10-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8105511     Medline TA:  Ann Nutr Metab     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  283-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Nutritional Sciences, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.
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MeSH Terms
Anemia / metabolism,  prevention & control
Biological Markers
Blood Pressure / physiology
Food, Fortified*
Iron, Dietary / pharmacology*
Middle Aged
Nutritional Status
Oxidative Stress / drug effects*,  physiology
Quality Control
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Biological Markers; 0/Iron, Dietary

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