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Anemia in Kingdom not always about iron: study

Nearly half of Cambodian women of reproductive age suffer from at least mild anemia, however iron and other nutrient deficiencies may not be to blame, a study published on Friday suggests.   ...

Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/anemia-kingdom-not-always-about-iron-study

Fortified rice raises risk of hookworm infections

Eating fortified rice increases the risk of hookworm infections, a study in Cambodian schoolchildren shows, suggesting that the rice’s added nutrients inadvertently help parasites grow. ...

Mike Ives
http://www.scidev.net/asia-pacific/health/news/fortified-rice-risk-hookworm-infections-1.html

Fortified rice improves children’s health, study finds

Cambodian children are less prone to diarrhea and fever and perform better on cognitive tests after regularly eating nutrient-fortified rice, according to a new study, the results of which were announced Tuesday. ...

Chris Mueller
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/fortified-rice-improves-childrens-health-study-finds-69872/

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