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Effect of Iron Fortified Foods on Hematological Response and Zinc Status: Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials

Before investing in food fortification and biofortification as interventions for curbing malnutrition, policymakers, program implementers, and the target population need to carefully weigh the benefits and safety of these interventions. A clear answer from the literature, however, is not easily found, thus justifying the need for a focused, systematic review and meta-analysis for guiding policy and relevant research. HarvestPlus has therefore supported the development of this research protocol. This systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials will focus on the following objectives: (i) To evaluate the effect of iron-fortified foods and biofortified crops on efficient indicators of population response, namely hemoglobin and serum ferritin; (ii) To evaluate the possible predictors of a positive hemoglobin response, particularly focusing on food vehicle, iron fortification compound, iron content, baseline hemoglobin and ferritin levels, and duration of fortification; and (iii) To evaluate the effect of iron-fortified foods and biofortified crops on zinc status.

Report
Nutrition

Iron and Malaria

Addressing potential risks from food-based approaches to alleviate iron deficiency among children less than two years of age exposed to malaria

Nutrition

Statement on the Potential Benefits of Biofortification on the Nutritional Status of Populations

Nutrition

The Quantity of Zinc Absorbed from Wheat in Adult Women Is Enhanced by Biofortification

Jorge L. Rosado
K. Michael Hambidge
Leland V. Miller et al
Wheat
Nutrition
Abstracts

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Food-Based Approaches for Ensuring Adequate Vitamin A Nutrition

Sherry A. Tanumihardjo
Nutrition
Abstracts

Plant Ferritin and Non-Heme Iron Nutrition in Humans

Elizabeth C. Theil
Jean-Francois Briat
Nutrition
Technical Monograph

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application/pdf tech01.pdf (312.38 KB)

HarvestPlus Handbook for Carotenoid Analysis

Delia B. Rodriguez-Amaya
Mieko Kimura
Nutrition
Technical Monograph

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application/pdf tech02.pdf (1.14 MB)
application/pdf tech02errata.pdf (372.34 KB)

In vitro Models as Tools for Screening the Relative Bioavailabilities of Provitamin A Carotenoids in Foods

Mark L. Failla
Chureeporn Chitchumroonchokchai
Nutrition
Technical Monograph

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application/pdf tech03.pdf (1.16 MB)

Analyzing the Health Benefits of Biofortified Staple Crops by Means of the Disability-Adjusted Life Years Approach: a Handbook Focusing on Iron, Zinc and Vitamin A

Alexander J. Stein
J.V. Meenakshi
Matin Qaim
Penelope Nestel
H.P.S. Sachdev
Zulfiqar A. Bhutta
Nutrition
Technical Monograph

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application/pdf tech04.pdf (535.62 KB)

Handbook on Vitamin A Tracer Dilution Methods to Assess Status and Evaluate Intervention Programs

Marjorie J. Haskell
Judy D. Ribaya-Mercado
Vitamin A Tracer Task Force
Nutrition
Technical Monograph

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application/pdf tech05.pdf (792.24 KB)
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