Should we treat iron deficiency anaemia of pregnancy with lactoferrin? A randomised controlled trial [ 2014 - 2018 ]

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Researchers: Prof William Tarnow-Mordi (Principal investigator) ,  A/Pr Emily Callander Prof Michael Dibley Prof Jane Norman

Brief description Iron deficiency affects over 2 billion people, with women and children at greatest risk. Iron deficiency anaemia in pregnancy is linked with low birth weight and lower IQ and school performance in children. Current treatment with oral iron causes nausea, constipation and stomach pain in about half of women who take it. Bovine lactoferrin is a dairy protein which is safe with no side effects. This study will test promising evidence that bovine lactoferrin may be a more effective treatment for anaemia in pregnancy.

Funding Amount $AUD 2,748,719.34

Funding Scheme Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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