Efficacy of Iron-Fortification in Complementary Feeding for Prevention of Iron Deficiency Anemia in Children of Bangladesh
Volume 11, Issue 6, November 2023
Oct. 01, 2023
Oct. 20, 2023
Nov. 24, 2023
Abstract: Iron deficiency anemia is a worldwide public health issue, and the best cost-effective prophylactic technique is to fortify foods with iron. The right mix of iron form and food carrier, as well as the dietary context in which it is consumed, are critical. It raises the chances of preterm birth and a low birth weight baby. IDA slows development affects cognitive function and lowers physical activity in youngsters. It also increases the risk of death and morbidity in women. Dietary iron requirement, socioeconomic level, and illness condition are all important considerations. Disease management methods, dietary variety, supplementation, and iron fortification in food have all been used to combat IDA. Iron fortification of food is now thought of as a long-term and sustainable option. For a fortification program to be successful, the combination of iron fortificants and food vehicles must be secure, well-tolerated, and consumed by the target population. Additionally, it shouldn't have a detrimental effect on the stability and acceptability of the final product. This article provides a comprehensive summary of the current state of iron deficiency in women and children in Bangladesh. This research also discusses the efficacy and current issues with existing intervention strategies. Interventions to prevent iron deficiency should take precedence in high-risk groups. However, there is a risk of negative side effects, and the long-term benefits are questionable. Although significant progress has been achieved and a variety of methodologies and treatments are being supported, significant issues including coverage, quality, and compliance still exist. The results show that iron deficiency and anemia continue to be major problems in Bangladesh, despite the fact that current intervention programs have had some success in addressing severe deficiencies. More well-integrated strategies are required to support present therapeutic initiatives. New treatment and prevention strategies for specific iron deficiencies and anemia are also offered.
Abstract: Iron deficiency anemia is a worldwide public health issue, and the best cost-effective prophylactic technique is to fortify foods with iron. The right mix of iron form and food carrier, as well as the dietary context in which it is consumed, are critical. It raises the chances of preterm birth and a low birth weight baby. IDA slows development affe...