Pregnancy is probably the greatest physiological challenge to the human body.Considering the ingenuity of Nature, one would expect that mechanisms with sufficientsafety margins had been developed to ensure the needs of mother and fetusduring pregnancy.
Changing Iron Needs From Birth Through Adolescence
Anemia is one of the most common manifestations of malaria. The causative mechanismsare multifactorial, and the severity of the anemia varies in relation to thelevel of malaria transmission in a population.
Early and Long-Term Effect of Iron Deficiency Anemia on Child Development
The approach to the study of anemia that I shall discuss has developed over thepast 20 years; during this period I have been directly involved in the study andmanagement of newborn infants with anemia.
Erythroid burst-forming units are present in large numbers in infants with theanemia of prematurity. The erythroid progenitors respond normally in vitro to recombinanthuman erythropoietin (rHuEpo) (1).
Screening Strategies for Nutritional Iron Deficiency
Five major factors govern the amount of iron absorbed from an iron-fortified food.These are the iron fortification compound used, the amount of iron added, the presenceof enhancers or inhibitors of iron absorption in the meal, and the iron statusof the consumer.
Nutritional anemias may result from deficiency of any number of nutrients. In thisworkshop, we have considered anemias associated with deficiencies of iron, folicacid, vitamin B)2, vitamin E, vitamin A, and copper.