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Healthy Growth of Infants by Treating Maternal Anemia

Mohammad Khaled at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in the US will test whether eliminating H. pylori infection in pregnant women permits the replenishment of iron stores via iron and folate supplements. Eradicating this common bacteria in expectant mothers might thus facilitate treatment of maternal anemia and reduce delivery of underweight babies.

More information about Explore Nutrition for Healthy Growth of Infants and Children (Round 7)

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