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Fortified maize flour reduces anaemia in Kenyan children

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39233.609271.80 (Published 07 June 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:1188

Efforts to reduce the high prevalence of iron deficiency anaemia in children in developing countries include adding elemental iron to flour made from cereals such as wheat and maize. Phytates in these flours bind electrolytic iron and reduce its bioavailability, so researchers …

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