Iron-containing micronutrient powder provided to children with moderate-to-severe malnutrition increases hemoglobin concentrations but not the risk of infectious morbidity: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, noninferiority safety trial

Mathieu Lemaire, Qazi Shafayetul Islam, Hua Shen, Marufa Aziz Khan, Monira Parveen, Fahmida Abedin, Farhana Haseen, Ziauddin Hyder, Richard J Cook, Stanley H Zlotkin

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Abstract

A link between the provision of iron and infectious morbidity has been suggested, particularly in children with malnutrition. Two meta-analyses concluded that iron is not harmful, but malnourished children were underrepresented in most available studies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)585-593
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Volume94
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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