Impact of Supplementation of Vitamin'A' along with Iron to Expectant Mothers


Affiliations

  • Sri Avinashilingam Home Science College for Women, Coimbatore, India

Abstract

While a variety of deficiency diseases exist among expectant and nursing mothers and other population groups, the major types observed are protein energy malnutrition, hypovitaminosis A and anemia. The low serum retinol levels among expectant mothers affect the foetal stores of vitamin A and the most lamentable consequence of such poor vitamin A status of the infant, is blindness. Hence improving the vitamin A status of the expectant mother will go a long way in preventing child blindness.

Subject Discipline

Alternative Medicine

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