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Impact of food rations and supplements on micronutrient status by trimester of pregnancy: cross-sectional studies in the Maela refugee camp in Thailand

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Micronutrient fortified flour (MFF), supplementary food rations and micronutrient (MN) supplements may prevent deficiencies among pregnant women. Objectives of cross-sectional surveys in 2004 (n = 533) and 2006 (n = 515) were to assess the impact of new food rations (flour, oil) and supplements on MN status by trimester of pregnancy in the Maela refugee camp. Hemoglobin, iron status, zinc, retinol, β-carotene and tryptophan decreased, while α-/γ-tocopherol and 5-methyltetrahydrofolate (5-MTHF...

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Peer reviewed
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10.3390/nu8020066

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University of Oxford
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Oxford, MSD, NDM, Tropical Medicine, Thailand/Laos MOP
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Nutrients Journal website
Volume:
8
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2
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Article: 66
Publication date:
2016-01-01
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2072-6643
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uuid:5bf45d64-e09a-43c2-8c65-838d530cf88a
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598671
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pubs:598671

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