Iron fortified follow on formula from 9 to 18 months improves iron status but not development or growth: a randomised trial

Ruth Morley, Rebecca Abbott, Susan Fairweather-Tait, Una MacFadyen, Terence Stephenson, Alan Lucas

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Iron deficiency anaemia is associated, in observational studies, with developmental disadvantage. This study tested the hypothesis that feeding iron supplemented formula from 9 to 18 months of age would improve developmental performance.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)247-252
Number of pages6
JournalArchives of Disease in Childhood
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1999


  • Anemia, Iron-Deficiency
  • Animals
  • Anthropometry
  • Child Development
  • Female
  • Ferritins
  • Food, Fortified
  • Growth
  • Hemoglobins
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
  • Iron, Dietary
  • Male
  • Milk
  • Psychomotor Performance

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