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DailyDesign 06 - EXST7015 Daily Design 6 Carefully read the...

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EXST7015 Daily Design 6 Carefully read the description of the experiment below. Be prepared to answer the questions that follow the design description as a class quiz. Iron deficiency (ID) and iron deficiency anemia (IDA) are highly prevalent among young women and children in South and Southeast Asia. Iron fortification of rice could be an effective strategy for reducing iron deficiency anemia. The authors wanted to determine if extruded rice grains fortified with micronized ground ferric pyrophosphate (MGFP) would increase body iron stores in children. In a double-blind, 7-mo, school-based feeding trial in Bangalore, India, iron-depleted, 6 to 13-year-old children ( n = 184) were randomly assigned to receive either a rice-based lunch meal fortified with 20 mg Fe as MGFP or an identical but unfortified control meal. The meals were consumed under direct supervision, and daily leftovers were weighed. All children were dewormed at baseline and at 3.5 months. Iron status (ID) and hemoglobin (IDA) were measured at baseline, 3
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This note was uploaded on 12/29/2011 for the course EXST 7015 taught by Professor Wang,j during the Fall '08 term at LSU.

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