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Lipids Health Dis. 2018 May 10;17(1):108. doi: 10.1186/s12944-018-0749-x.

Effect of dietary intervention treatment on children with iron deficiency anemia in China: a meta-analysis.

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1
Qingdao Women and Children's Hospital, Qingdao, 266003, China.
2
The Affiliated Hospital of Qingdao University, Qingdao, China.
3
Qingdao Municipal Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Qingdao, China.
4
Qingdao Institute of Preventive medicine, Qingdao, China.
5
Sch Humanities and Law, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou, 510642, China.
6
Qingdao Municipal Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Qingdao, China. qdcdcsjp@126.com.
7
Qingdao Institute of Preventive medicine, Qingdao, China. qdcdcsjp@126.com.
8
School of Public Health of Qingdao University, Qingdao, 266021, China. qdcdcsjp@126.com.
9
College of Veterinary Medicine, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou, 510642, China. znablooch@yahoo.com.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Previous studies have shown beneficial effects of dietary approaches for iron deficiency anemia (IDA) control. This study was design to investigate the effect of dietary intervention treatment on children with iron deficiency anemia.

METHODS:

We performed a systematic review of published dietary interventions effect on IDA treatment through meta-analysis. CBM, CNKI, Wanfang database, EMBASE, VIP, PubMed and Web of science database were searched to identify studies published between January, 1980 and December, 2016. Statistical analysis was performed by Revmen5.2 software.

RESULTS:

Initially we retrieved for 373 studies, and then 6 studies with a total of 676 individuals were included in the analysis according to the inclusion and exclusion criteria for meta-analysis. The overall pooled estimate of odds ratio [(OR), 95% confidence intervals (95% CI)] in the dietary intervention on children with iron deficiency anemia was 6.54 (95% CI: 3.48-12.31, Zā€‰=ā€‰5.82, p<0.001) and funnel plot is symmetric.

CONCLUSIONS:

Our meta-analysis suggested that dietary interventions are effective in improving the iron deficiency in children with iron deficiency anemia (IDA) and should be considered in the overall strategy of IDA management.

KEYWORDS:

Children; China; Dietary intervention; Iron deficiency anemia; Meta-analysis

PMID:
29747646
PMCID:
PMC5944174
DOI:
10.1186/s12944-018-0749-x
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