In the Fight against Anemia, Iron Fortification is a Clutch Player

The Food Fortification Initiative conducted a study to evaluate the impact of flour fortification programs on anemia prevalence in non-pregnant women in twelve countries. Findings indicated that fortification was associated with a decline in anemia prevalence. However, for fortification programs to have a greater impact on iron deficiency anemia, they must utilize a bioavailable form of iron and should ensure it is used at recommended concentrations.

October 2015