Impact of Iron and Vitamin A Supplementation on Anaemic Pregnant Women


Abstract

Epidemiological studies have demonstrated significant relationships between serum vitamin A level and biochemical Indicators of Iron status. It is assumed that vitamin A is involved in the regulatoin of iron transport from the llver. It is also believed that vitamin A Improves the haemoglobin level by improving the absorption or utilisation of iron by the bone marrow. Recent studies done at different centres in India have shown a beneficial effect of vitamin A supplementation to pregnant women on haemoglobin values. This is significant. In the context of high prevalence of both anaemia and vitamin A deficiency in pregnant women. Hence, the present study was planned io study the impact of iron and vitamin A supplementation on anaemic pregnant women.

Subject Discipline

Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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