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Fight anemia by fortifying crops with iron!!!!!!!!

...agricultural scientists to combat anemia with iron fortification of crops. Almost 50% of women and 75% children und...in India. While iron supplementation is expensive, fortification of plants with iron and using it in turn to fight anemia in people is fairly cheaper, scientists say...

B Vitamin Supplementatoin Saves Money and Lives

...preventing heart disease. It was found that grain fortification alone reduced the number of heart attacks and the other heart attack events to about 8% in women and 13 % in men. Tice also noticed that "the evidence for the beneficial effects of vitamin therapy to lower homocysteine is much stronger than that for...

Folic Acid Found To Be Beneficial For Stroke Patients

...ted deaths may have been prevented each year since fortification was implemented. Folic acid lowers homocysteine l...se. Researchers thus conclude that, “If folic acid fortification is responsible for the improvement in stroke-associated mortality, the public health benefits are su...

Blood Tests Can Help Detect Osteoporosis Early In Life

...earch confirms this finding, nationwide folic acid fortification of food could help reduce fracture rates in the United States....

Fortifying Foods Found To Reduce Birth Defects

... The study also looked at the effect of folic acid fortification on vitamin B12 deficiency in the elderly a condition thought to be masked by extra intake of folic acid. Results found no evidence to indicate the additional folic acid intake was causing this to occur....

Vitamin D May Help The Elderly With Osteoporosis

...ad lead to some of the countries going for dietary fortification of vitamin d especially in foods like wheat, milk and margarine, one global review says that on an average diets only supply about 6% to 47% of the recommended dietary allowance. Thus for the elderly people who are more at risk from osteoporosis wil...

Vitamin Supplements During Pregnancy to Boost Fetal Development

... acid in foods meant for pregnant women. Since the fortification programme began, the number of babies born with spina bifida or another serious defect called anencephaly has considerably reduced. It is a well known fact that daily supplements of folic acid or food fortified with it can help to prevent heart dise...

Making Fortification Mandatory In Order To Reduce Birth Defects

...ion of some fortified foods or implement mandatory fortification as a means of stemming its high rate of birth defe...earchers say milk is indeed a suitable matrix for fortification to enhance the folate status in humans. However researchers say to compare whether milk or bread wou...

AMA To Combat Obesity

... this end should be funded by the Government. Food fortification is also being recommended by the AMA. <br...

Incidence of iron deficiency reduced by nutrient enhanced cereal- rice

...ents. “In the past, we relied on supplements and fortification to overcome vitamin and mineral deficiencies,” sai...is, director of HarvestPlus. “Now we know that bio fortification also works, giving us an additional tool in this crucial battle.” This can be a very big step in s...

Folic Acid Improves Survival Rate Of Children With Birth Defects

... been proposed to increase the level of folic acid fortification (to nearly double the existing level) in the Unites States. The result of this study highlight the fact that although there has been a considerable decrease in the incidence of spina bifida, a lot of children still develop the condition as there is...

Why All the Fuss about Folic Acid?

... Standards Agency is come out with the new plan of fortification of flour and bread with folic acid. It is syntheti... is been proved that in countries where folic acid fortification has been introduced, the neural tube defect rate has been reduced. Apart from this the Scientific A...

NZ To Opt For Folate Fortification Of Bread

... campaigning for more than a decade for the folate fortification of foods. Considerable evidence supports the fa...herefore the need for supplement tablets. Folate fortification of foods has been permitted in New Zealand since 1996 and has been added voluntarily to breads, brea...

Opposition to Compulsory Fortification of Bread with Folic Acid

...lic acid. But Mr. Powell also said that compulsory fortification of bread will not have the desired effect and has ...e proposal and to adopt a combination of voluntary fortification in food stuffs and create awareness by education. Mr Powell said that there are potential health ris...

Move to replace Standard Salt with Iodized Salt in Common Household Products

...has now called for public comment on the mandatory fortification of iodine. Iodine is essential for production of thyroid hormone, and a mild-to-moderate iodine deficiency can reduce cognitive ability, hearing and motor skills. It is also important for normal mental growth of the fetus and children under three y...

Prenatal multivitamins reduce birth defects

... the diet of a pregnant woman with supplements and fortification of foods could virtually eliminate horrific birth defects such as spina bifida. However, a far more wide-ranging effect from prenatal multivitamins is revealed in this study published in yesterday’s edition of the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecol...

Folate Fortification Now

...ng-Siew Yong, today called for immediate mandatory fortification of flour with folic acid.// The Australia and New...lation Ministerial Council has confirmed mandatory fortification will be delayed by up to six months while Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) reviews the p...

Iron rich rice to beat anaemia in children

... 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 ca...

Underweight Children in the Country

...icronutrients –Vitamin A, Iron Folic Acid and salt fortification with Iodine. 4. Expansion of Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) and revising the financial norms for supplementary nutrition under ICDS. 5. Revival of nutrition programme for adolescent girls. 6. Advocacy through Mass Media. 7. Vari...

Forge Ahead On Folate Fortification

...e AMA is yet again calling for immediate mandatory fortification of flour with folic acid. // Food Standards Aust...Z) recommended in October last year that mandatory fortification be introduced in Australia, but implementation has been delayed until after the next meeting of the ...

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