Ethiopian Pre-School Children Consuming a Predominantly Unrefined Plant-Based Diet Have Low Prevalence of Iron-Deficiency Anaemia

This study assessed the diets and iron status of pre-school aged children in rural Ethiopia. The authors found that dietary diversity was quite low and that the children consumed primarily plant-based foods and few animal-source products. Surprisingly, the study found that while stunting was high, the prevalence of iron deficiency anemia was low. 

Public Health Nutrition, July 2016