In some communities, over a quarter of the children were misclassified as iron replete whereas they were iron deficient.
Feeling tired and out of energy? Talk to your GP about checking your iron level.
Iron deficiency affects more than one in ten Australian women before they reach menopause. Better dietary choices can be part of the solution.
In Kenya, not much attention has been paid to addressing pregnant women's nutritional needs. This has exposed a gap in efforts to improve maternal and child health.
Micronutrient deficiencies are not well understood as an aspect of malnutrition. The problem is that such deficiencies increase a range of health risks.