What is it about?
Anaemia, a type of micronutrient deficiency, is known to affect the physical and cognitive abilities of adolescents. The study assessed knowledge and practices of dietary iron intake and anaemia. Results show that majority of adolescents had little knowledge of iron, causes of anaemia and sources of iron‐rich foods.
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Why is it important?
Majority of the adolescents had low knowledge of iron. Chicken and dried fish intake reduced the risk of anaemia development. Our findings provide insights into this topic, calling for to improve knowledge and practices on anaemia in Ghanaian adolescents.
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This page is a summary of: Knowledge and practices of dietary iron and anemia among early adolescents in a rural district in Ghana, Food Science & Nutrition, April 2021, Wiley, DOI: 10.1002/fsn3.2249.
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