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Nutritional Anemias

1st Edition

Edited by Usha Ramakrishnan

CRC Press

280 pages

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pub: 2000-11-22
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Anemias resulting from nutritional factors constitute the largest nutrition health problem affecting populations in both developed and developing nations. Nutritional Anemias examines these anemias in detail and offers a balanced approach that includes current research findings on the etiology and consequences of this important problem.

This authoritative contribution discusses intervention strategies, namely fortification, food-based strategies, and control of helminth infection in the prevention of nutritional anemia. It also examines supplementation: the problems of compliance with iron during pregnancy, benefits of weekly vs. daily use, and multinutrients.

With a critical review and analysis of successes and

failures, Nutritional Anemias includes lessons learned from past

and ongoing programs as well as current controversies. This new

reference is a timely and valuable resource.


"This is a well researched and written book … a useful, powerful resource for academics, clinical and community practitioners, and public health policy decision-makers to increase their understanding of nutritional anemias. What's valuable is that the intended audience can draw on the experiences shared in this book to help in the development of a framework for the resolution of this global problem."

- Doody's Pages

Table of Contents

Introduction: Nutritional Anemia Worldwide: A Historical

Overview. Barbara Underwood

Prevalence and Causes of Nutritional Anemias. Lindsay Allen and Jennifer Casterline-Sabel

Assessment of Nutritional Anemias. Sean Lynch and Ralph


Functional Consequences of Nutritional Anemia during

Pregnancy and Early Childhood. Usha Ramakrishnan

Functional Significance of Nutritional Anemia in Infancy

and Early Childhood: Child Development and Behavior.

Betsy Lozoff and Theodore D. Wachs

Functional Consequences of Nutritional Anemia in School Age

Children. Santosh Jain Passi and Sheila C. Vir

Functional Consequences of Nutritional Anemia in Adults.

John L. Beard

Supplementation. Eva-Charlotte Ekstrom

Fortification. Tomás Walter, Manuel Olivares, Fernando

Pizarro, and Eva Hertrampf

Food Based Strategies. Marie Ruel and Carol E. Levin

Prevention and Control of Helminth Infections Andrew Hall, Lesley Drake and Don Bundy

Conclusions. Usha Ramakrishnan and Mahshid Lotfi

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Nutrition