Iron deficiency is particularly common in women during pregnancy because of the increased iron needed to grow a healthy baby. 

Low iron is one of the factors associated with low birth weight. This study will determine whether Australian Women of Childbearing age are meeting their iron requirements through diet and whether supplementation with iron is associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes.

Researchers 

Dr Alexis Hure, Dr Amina Khambalia, Dr Amanda Patterson, Dr Elizabeth Holliday, Associate Professor Deb Loxton 

Research Area 
Project type 
Project Grant
Year of funding 
2014