Iron and zinc deficiencies in China: existing problems and possible solutions

Guansheng Ma

Research output: Thesisexternal PhD, WU


Micronutrient deficiencies affect the health and development of the population of China as well as its socia] and economic development. Iron and zinc deficiencies are quite prevalent, while insufficient intake and poor bioavailability are the major causes. Phytate is be!ieved to bc a potent inhibitor. Feasible, cost-effective and sustainable intervention programs to combat iron and zinc deficiencies need to be identified and developed.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Wageningen University
  • Kok, Frans, Promotor
  • Jacobsen, Evert, Promotor
Award date15 Jan 2007
Place of Publication[S.l.]
Print ISBNs9789085045601
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 2007


  • iron deficiency anaemia
  • deficiency diseases
  • zinc
  • iron
  • nutrient availability
  • phytic acid
  • phytates
  • fortification
  • nutritional intervention
  • cost effectiveness analysis


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