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The effect of the diet on the iron status and incidence of anemia in pregnant women

Ivanova, L, Pentieva, K, Petrova, S, Vatralova, K, Angelova, C, Lipova, M and Jantcheva, M (1995) The effect of the diet on the iron status and incidence of anemia in pregnant women. Akusherstvo i ginekologiia 1995, 34, 6-8., 34 (1). pp. 6-8. [Journal article]

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The influence of dietary intake during I and III trimester of pregnancy on iron status and anemia incidence [correction of prevalence] in 44 healthy pregnant women were studied. For evaluation of iron intake the probability approach calculations were used. Iron status was assessed by using multiple criteria--iron in serum, TIBC, transferrin saturation capacity and hemoglobin level. Iron deficient anemia is diagnosed in pregnant woman when hemoglobin level is less than 110 g/l and the least two of the other indices are abnormal. More than 70% of the women studied have low dietary intake of iron during pregnancy, but only 21% are anemic. The half of women with anemia are with iron deficient anemia. The results of iron intake may overestimate the risk of developing iron deficiency. Iron status during pregnancy is influenced by the dietary intake and diet structure, iron body stores and adaptive mechanisms.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:pregnant women, dietary intake, serum iron, transferrin saturation capacity, hemoglobin
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Biomedical Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Biomedical Sciences Research Institute > Nutrition Innovation Centre for Food and Health (NICHE)
Biomedical Sciences Research Institute
ID Code:34096
Deposited By: Dr Kristina Pentieva
Deposited On:05 Apr 2016 10:22
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 10:22

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