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Effects of iron intake on neurobehavioural outcomes in African children: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials

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Background: Iron deficiency and developmental delay are common in African children. While experimental studies indicate an important role of iron in brain development, effects of iron on child development remain unclear. We aimed to evaluate the effects of iron supplementation or fortification on neurobehavioural outcomes in African children and further summarise these effects in children living in non-African countries for comparison.

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Peer reviewed

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10.12688/wellcomeopenres.16931.2

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-3686-7904
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Sub department:
Paediatrics
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-8360-4402
Publisher:
F1000Research
Journal:
Wellcome Open Research More from this journal
Volume:
6
Article number:
181
Publication date:
2021-07-13
Acceptance date:
2021-11-25
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EISSN:
2398-502X
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1190803
Local pid:
pubs:1190803
Deposit date:
2021-09-01

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