was another study done by Kimmons on if improving the intake of micronutrients
in infants in Bangladesh is possible. What they found out was that the women of
these infants know that they are under nourishing their children, but they
simply can’t afford all the fruits, vegetables, fish, and meat. The study
concluded that it is possible to temporarily change the habits of the mothers
in order to adequately feed their children, but it is uncertain whether those
habits would be able to be sustained.
to research, it is possible to significantly reduce the amount of iron
deficiency cases worldwide. Well, if that’s the case, then why haven’t we seen
any progress? Yip, a big player in finding out why iron deficiency is a huge
problem, it could be because of a “lack of communication” between research and
development departments and policy makers about the significance of the iron
deficiency problem. Yip also states that another source could be that while
they have the strategies to cope with iron deficiency cases on paper, applying
it to different situations in different environments hasn’t been as thought
out. But in order to fix this specific problem, the people of Bangladesh need
to figure out specifics and relay that information in order to have an
effective and permanent solution.
blood cells make up almost half of a person’s blood, and as I stated earlier,
iron is a huge component. Several factors need to happen for it to be called a
deficiency such as blood loss, parasitic diseases like hookworm, high
nutritional demand and low intake, and other diseases like malaria or diarrhea.
High nutritional demand is a huge symptom in pregnant women and early childhood
and it is key to acquire all the necessary nutrients for healthy growth for the
baby and the young children. And with the diet of the people of Bangladesh
being nearly 80% rice, lentils, and vegetables, they are missing key vitamins
and minerals. Due to these developing countries not being able to afford the
high prices of meats and fish that have the necessary proteins and nutrients,
they don’t consume enough if any at all.
if you aren’t well versed in human anatomy, knowing that iron is a huge
component in blood is common knowledge. Developing countries like Bangladesh
are plagued by anemia because of their poor diets, mainly being polished rice.
The main parts that make up red blood cells are iron, folic acid, and vitamin
B12. And because these countries such as Bangladesh don’t have the access to
micronutrient rich diets and iron rich diets, close to half of all children
under the age of 5, and women who are able to be pregnant are the ones most
most common micronutrient deficiency in the world and especially developing
countries is iron deficiency. With it being the most common, it affects a
staggering 2 billion people and counting. This problem is extremely prevalent
in Bangladesh where it has a stranglehold on nearly half of all the children
and nearly three quarters of women. This micronutrient deficiency is due to the
fact that poverty is highly prevalent, parasitic diseases, and diets that are
low in iron and high in antinutrients.