Published in AIDS Weekly, June 19th, 2006
"In order to increase the intestinal absorption of iron whilst simultaneously minimizing the side-effects and thus increasing compliance, once- or twice-weekly, instead of daily, iron supplementation has been widely recommended.
"In a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study in western Kenya, a tablet of ferrous dextran (containing 60 mg elemental iron) or an identical-looking placebo tablet was provided twice-weekly for 12 months to each child or adult investigated," researchers in Denmark...
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