Guidelines for the prevention of nutritional anemia include the following:
A diet that meets the dietary guidelines will ordinarily have enough iron, folate, and vitamin B 12 to prevent anemia. Women of childbearing age and preterm infants may be at higher risk for anemia. Supplemental iron and folic acid may be given for those in high risk groups. It is important to consult a physician before taking any supplements.
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Decreased erythropoiesis. Merck Manual Professional Version website. Available at: http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/hematology-and-oncology/anemias-caused-by-deficient-erythropoiesis/decreased-erythropoiesis. Updated May 2013. Accessed September 15, 2016.
How can anemia be prevented? National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute website. Available at: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/anemia/prevention. Updated May 18, 2012. Accessed September 15, 2016.
Last reviewed September 2017 by Marcin Chwistek, MD
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