Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, September 6th, 1999
A U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention investigation indicated that the estimated prevalence of anemia among children, 12- to 71-months-old, in Hooper Bay, Alaska, was more than twice the U.S. average. The study also confirmed that the anemia was strongly related to iron deficiency.
Factors that were significantly associated with anemia in these children included lower intake of foods that enhance iron absorption such as citrus juices, and seropositivity for...
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