Beating a Silent Killer

Anemia can be deadly—especially for women of childbearing age in low-resource regions—but a new study shows it can be greatly reduced in as few as 10 months.
 
One study of a nutritional program at a textile factory in Bangladesh—a country where 80% of female garment workers are anemic—showed a daily enhanced lunch with fortified rice lowered anemia by 32%, while supplements alone saw a 12% decline. 

The study, published in Nutrients, reinforces earlier findings from a sweeping systematic review of 201 studies that showed fortified diets lowered anemia 46% in a year.
 
Project Syndicate

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