New Findings on Iron Deficiency Anemia: Experts Weigh In

HarvestPlus commissioned a systematic review on the proportion of anemia associated with iron deficiency. They found that, contrary to previous belief that iron deficiency accounts for 50% of anemia, the proportion attributed to iron deficiency is actually 25% and 37% in young children and women of reproductive age, respectively. In response, nutrition experts weighed in on the conclusions from this review, implications for national anemia reduction programs, and recommended next steps.

HarvestPlus, January 2017.