Author Affiliation: Department of Pediatrics, Nutritional Sciences and Public Health Sciences, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Most trials examining the impact of micronutrient powders on anemia and iron status have been efficacy studies where variables were controlled and the interventions were closely supervised. A meta-analysis of efficacy trials demonstrated that Sprinkles, a micronutrient powder, were as effective as iron drops and had fewer adverse effects.1 In the prevention trials, the risk for anemia was cut in half.
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