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Vitamin A supplementation

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In an eight-week, randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study of 251 pregnant Indonesian women, Djoko Suharno, MD, Bangor Centre for Research and Development in Nutrition (Indonesia), et al. found that supplementation with vitamin A (2.4 mg retinol) and iron 60 mg eliminated anemia in 97% of subjects, according to an article in the Nov. 27 Lancet. Anemia in 68% of subjects receiving only iron was successfully treated compared to 35% of subjects in a vitamin A-only group.
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