Iron deficiency is the main cause of anaemia, which is the most prevalent nutritional deficiency worldwide, affecting 29% of non-pregnant women, 38% of pregnant women, and 43% of children worldwide.
The World Health Organization has just released new guidelines on this important topic.
The guidelines are not least intended for policy makers to give advice on how to monitor population’s iron status. The guidelines include simple criteria for ferritin (stored iron) as the marker for iron status.
“Iron deficiency is a major health challenge impacting millions and millions of lives globally. The new WHO guidelines will support raising the awareness of this important topic. ’, says Lars Christensen, President of Pharmacosmos
Read the WHO guidelines here: https://www.who.int/publications-detail/9789240000124
Iron deficiency anaemia (IDA) is a debilitating condition that affects almost 2 billion people worldwide 1. IDA is often associated with many chronic disorders such as renal diseases (including Chronic Kidney Disease), cancers (including chemotherapy-induced anaemia), gynaecologic disorders (including abnormal uterine bleeding) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
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