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.
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
"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."
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