40 percent of women and children suffer from iron deficiency in developing countries

January 22, 2015

In developing countries every second pregnant women and about 40 percent of preschool children suffer iron deficiency, contributing to problems in pregnancy and impaired cognitive development in children.

 

“Micronutrient deficiencies,” World Health Organization, http://www.who.int/nutrition/topics/ida/en/.
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