Control of Parasitic Infections

Because geohelminths such as hookworm also contribute to iron deficiency, programs that increase iron intakes but do not address this major source of iron loss are unlikely to be effective at improving iron status. Other infections and inflammation also cause anemia, as does malaria, and the safety of iron supplementation during infection or malaria has been debated. Where malaria and iron deficiency coexist, the current view is that iron supplementation is sufficiently beneficial to support its use. Ideally, however, where multiple etiologies of anemia coexist, these etiologies need to be recognized and simultaneously addressed.

Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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