Navigation Links
Iron rich rice to beat anaemia in children

India, which has twice the level of malnutrition compared to Africa, could introduce iron-enriched rice in school lunch meals to boost the health// of anaemic children, suggests a global NGO.

According to the Canada-based NGO Micronutrient Initiative, "extruded" rice fortified with iron can improve the health of anaemic children.

The fortification is done by powdering rice kernel and mixing it with high level of iron and reshaping it in the form of a rice grain through a process called extrusion.

"A meal containing just one grain of iron fortified rice mixed with 100 grains of normal rice can make all the difference," Luc Laviolette, Asia regional director of The Micronutrient Initiative, told IANS.

The NGO conducted a study on the benefits of the rice in an urban slum in Bangalore in cooperation with St John's National Academy of Health Sciences. The study found: "Extruded rice fortified with micronised ground ferric pyrophosphate (MGFP) has excellent sensory characteristics."

"Fed in a school lunch meal, it increases iron stores and reduces the prevalence of iron deficiency in Indian children," says the report, published in the American Society for Nutrition's journal.

It could be introduced in the form of tomato rice or mixed vegetable rice and is quite palatable, it said.

During the August 2004-April 2005 study, the MGFP-fortified rice (fortified at 3 and 5 mg of iron per 100 gram rice) was found to be indistinguishable from both cooked and uncooked natural rice.

"We are already in talks to introduce iron-fortified rice in three rice eating states of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh," said Laviolette, who is hopeful the government will agree to supply the rice through the public distribution system so that it could reach more poor people.

The NGO has been working in India to provide nutrition supplements to children and young mothers in the form of
'"/>




Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Starvation in pregnant women can cause heart disease to their children
2. Fireworks can spell death for asthmatic children
3. Cut down TV and video games and you have less aggressive children.
4. Half of worlds children are passive smokers - damning disclosure from WHO
5. Antibiotic induces liver damage in children with E.COLI infections.
6. Analgesic abuse - cause for chronic headache in children
7. Cats to protect children from asthma
8. Maternal alcohol consumption linked to behavioral problems in children
9. Overweight children Dont Necessarily Become overweight adults
10. Higher Risk of Asthma in children with autoimmune disease
11. Thumb Sucking in children Lead to Overbite
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Iron rich rice beat anaemia children

(Date:7/12/2014)... July 12, 2014 Demand Response Management ... considerable benefits in reducing the imbalance between energy supply ... appliances have been rolled out (due to increasing pressure ... (AMI). This helps in controlling residential appliances and thermostats ... in the North American region, and with government mandates ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... make exercise fun, you,ll eat less after your workout, new ... on a 1.4-mile walk and were either told it would ... were given lunch after the walk, and those who were ... chocolate pudding for dessert than those who were told it ... were given mid-afternoon snacks after their walk. Those who were ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... Using and carrying around a catheter ... from Ashland, Va., decided that there needed to be ... to conceive of our design," he said. , They ... which provides an inconspicuous way to use and carry ... as promotes comfort and peace of mind. Producible in ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... 12, 2014 “Critical Care Therapeutics ... and Late-Stage Four-Factor PCCs and Recombinant Products to ... critical care market in the US, UK, France, ... provides an estimation of market size for 2013, ... critical care indications that are being treated using ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... A recent article released by Seattle's well ... suggestions for those seeking cosmetic surgical procedures in summer ... and the heat begins to enliven the rainy Pacific Northwest, ... realizing that they didn’t work out as much during the ... a sudden surge of people eager to look their best ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:North America Demand Response Management System Worth $12,522.4 Million by 2019 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2Health News:North America Demand Response Management System Worth $12,522.4 Million by 2019 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3Health News:North America Demand Response Management System Worth $12,522.4 Million by 2019 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 4Health News:Make Exercise Fun, Eat Less Afterwards 2Health News:Critical Care Therapeutics in Major Developed Market is Expected to Grow at a CAGR of 4.7% to $2.5 Billion in 2019 2Health News:Critical Care Therapeutics in Major Developed Market is Expected to Grow at a CAGR of 4.7% to $2.5 Billion in 2019 3Health News:Critical Care Therapeutics in Major Developed Market is Expected to Grow at a CAGR of 4.7% to $2.5 Billion in 2019 4Health News:Critical Care Therapeutics in Major Developed Market is Expected to Grow at a CAGR of 4.7% to $2.5 Billion in 2019 5Health News:Critical Care Therapeutics in Major Developed Market is Expected to Grow at a CAGR of 4.7% to $2.5 Billion in 2019 6Health News:Best Summer Cosmetic Surgeries Revealed in Article By Seattle Plastic Surgeon 2
... as 10-fold, researchers find, , MONDAY, Sept. 7 (HealthDay ... minor infection can double the rate of memory loss, ... found that Alzheimer,s patients who had respiratory, gastrointestinal or ... can have high levels of tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-a), ...
... minor complications seen with ,after-hours, procedures, study finds , ... daytime slot to undergo an orthopedic procedure may lower ... a new study has found. , The study, ... of Bone and Joint Surgery , found little difference ...
... 7 Bounty, the UK,s favourite parenting,club, today launches a 4 ... mums take a real life, close up peek at how a ... To view the Multimedia News Release, please click: , ... Breastfeeding is the healthiest and most natural way to feed a ...
... , , , ... Stemedica Cell Technologies, Inc., ("Stemedica"), a world leader in stem cell ... its breakthrough stem cell and related technology. The Jordanian Stem ... purchase the technology from Stemedica,s wholly-owned subsidiary, Stemedica International, S.A. ...
... in clearance of amyloid plaque from brain , SUNDAY, ... scientists have uncovered three gene variants that up the ... dementia among the elderly and the seventh-leading cause of ... Dr. Philippe Amouyel of the Institut Pasteur de Lille ...
... ... the grand opening of the new rehabilitation hospital with partner HealthSouth. , ... Mesa, Ariz. (PRWEB) September 6, ... on August 18 to welcome the rehabilitation hospital to the East Valley and ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Even Mild Infections Hasten Decline With Alzheimer's 2Health News:Even Mild Infections Hasten Decline With Alzheimer's 3Health News:Let Orthopedic Surgery Wait Until Morning When Possible 2Health News:Bounty Parenting Club Launches View on Demand 'How to Breastfeed' Video 2Health News:The Jordanian Stem Cell Company Acquires Stem Cell Technology From Stemedica International S.A. 2Health News:The Jordanian Stem Cell Company Acquires Stem Cell Technology From Stemedica International S.A. 3Health News:Trio of Gene Variants Discovered That May Raise Alzheimer's Risk 2Health News:Trio of Gene Variants Discovered That May Raise Alzheimer's Risk 3Health News:ATSU Arizona Health & Technology Park Partner HealthSouth Holds Grand Opening 2
(Date:7/10/2014)... 11. Juli 2014  Dilon Technologies, ... die molekulare Bildgebung, einschließlich molekularer Bildgebung ... CE-Zulassung für sein Navigator ® -Gamma-Sondensystem ... das Produkt jetzt europaweit vertreiben. Dilon ... der europäischen Länder ausgedehnt und bereits ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... SAN DIEGO , July 10, 2014  RESMED INC. ... report its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended June 30, ... York Stock Exchange market close. A press release with ResMed,s ... and the company will host a webcast to discuss operating ... scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. US Pacific Time and ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... , July 10, 2014   Ventana Medical Systems, ... announced it has entered into an agreement with Merck ... as EMD Serono in the United States ... collaborate with Merck KGaA,s biopharmaceutical division on the development ... undisclosed target using Ventana,s proprietary diagnostic assays. In alignment ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Dilon erhält CE-Zulassung für sein Navigator-Gamma-Sondensystem 2ResMed To Announce Fourth Quarter And Fiscal Year-End 2014 Results 2Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. and Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany to develop companion diagnostic test for cancer treatment 2Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. and Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany to develop companion diagnostic test for cancer treatment 3
... Pro Osteon Bone Graft Substitutes a natural ... from cadaver bone, but such grafts may ... disease transmission. Interpore Cross has developed the ... to address these needs, offering surgeons a ...
... Healos is an osteoconductive matrix constructed ... fully coated with hydroxyapatite through a ... with autogenous bone marrow aspirate, Healos ... cell attachment, proliferation and differentiation. The ...
Weitlaner-Locktite retractors, blunt, 11 cm total length....
Sharp Weitlaner Retractor....
Medicine Products: