Blood Simple

A small change in how babies are delivered might abolish infantile anaemia.

This article cites a study just published in the British Medical Journal by obstetrician Ola Andersson.

“Childhood anaemia is a problem. Around the world, almost a quarter of under-fives suffer from it. And anaemia is not a trivial thing. A child’s development, both physical and mental, is stifled by a lack of iron. The reason is that, besides its well-known role in haemoglobin, the oxygen-transporting molecule in the blood, iron is also involved in many aspects of brain development.”

It’s worth re-evaluating our current practice.

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